McAfee Joins Forces With .im registry to Fight Spammers

The Isle of Man has intensified its battle against spammers tapping its .im country code topnotch domain name.

On November 14, 2006, the Isle of Man, which is the registry for .im domains, declared that it has signed up with McAfee, an Internet security provider, to discover and eliminate the abuse of domain names and ensure that the Isle of Man continues to be a tough area for spamming and phishing activities.

McAfee, of late, has discovered that spammers and phishers are trying to aim domain names of little islands in an endeavor to evade security software presently installed by several persons.

According to McAfee, by utilizing select domains of little island nations, the spammers are managing to evade exposure by spam scanners, as they aren't able to identify these domain names readily.

The security agency has tracked major spam movement initiating from the Irish Sea located Isle of Man and the Tokelau island, besides others.

McAfee's senior development manager with the anti-spam R&D team said, this recent drift is yet another instance of the persistent hunt by spammers to extend their exploitation of Web domains everywhere. He alleged that these small islands have loads of spammed domains spread across every section of the islands.

"The users and administration of these islands can't be held responsible for the exploitation we are witnessing. As per Guy Roberts, senior development manager at the anti-spam research and development team of McAfee, "They are very similar to other nations regarding the curbing of exploitation of their best domains by hackers".

Andy Swearman, Managing director with Domicilium, which distributes the .im registry, appended, "Those who exploit the Net will always try to spot some flaw. Domicilium is pleased of its security standing and the harsh stand it adopts upon discovering exploitation. Functioning in tandem with a company like McAfee can only offer more advantages to our subscriber base."

Together .im registry and McAfee extend their maximum efforts in averting domain name abuse by spammers. After deliberations, McAfee and .im registry have decided to team up to guarantee that such exploitation becomes gradually impossible to pull.

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