Identity Digital Releases its First DNS Anti-Abuse Report
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The quarterly report, made possible by its Dynamic Defense™ service, demonstrates significant
progress in mitigating domain abuse among its top-level domains (TLDs).
BELLEVUE, WA – November 30, 2022 – To promote awareness among registrars, trusted notifiers, and
end users, Identity Digital™, a leader in connecting the online world with domain names and related
technologies, very recently published its first (Q2) Anti-Abuse Report. The report shares data and
statistics on DNS abuse within the registry operator’s TLD portfolio. The second (Q3) Anti-Abuse Report
is slated to come out shortly as well.
The Anti-Abuse Report found that nearly 93% of the abuse cases identified in Q2 2022 involved phishing
attacks, including homograph attacks, where bad actors register domains using visually similar characters
to legitimate websites for nefarious purposes. Identity Digital automatically blocks homographic domain
names, ensuring none of their variations can be registered.
“We’re proud to publish our first Anti-Abuse Report that raises awareness on a wide range of DNS attacks
and demonstrates significant progress in mitigating domain abuse within our TLD ecosystem,” says
Akram Atallah, CEO of Identity Digital. “While overall quite rare, in cases of clear domain abuse, we aim
to intervene as quickly as possible. Most of the harm is done in the first eight hours, so taking swift action
is important. As a result of the Dynamic Defense initiative, we observe 55% mitigation of identified
reports, within 24 hours of a report, which is five times faster than the 96 hours 1 industry standard.”
The Identity Digital Dynamic Defense™ (DND) team has decades of experience dealing with DNS abuse,
drafted industry-standard security frameworks, and are on the front lines of the fight against DNS abuse.
Identity Digital acts upon specific, credible notices on serious abuse cases, including child sexual abuse
materials, illegal online distribution of opioids, human trafficking, and specific and credible incitements to