Friday 5 October 11:00 - 11:30, Green room
Paul Vixie (Farsight Security)
Domain names established for routine use are typically registered for one or more years, and faithfully renewed thereafter. Knowing nothing else, we'd expect that a domain existing today will still be there tomorrow. This is an expectation of 'domain continuity'.
Other domains get treated as effectively being 'disposable'. Those domains get registered, quickly abused for cybercrime-related purposes (such as spamming, phishing, malware distribution, etc.), and are then abandoned after becoming unusable due to being blocklisted or 'held' by registrar action.
In this study, we've obtained an ongoing feed of 'Newly Observed Domains' from Farsight Security's SIE, and then periodically probed those names from global measurement points to determine:
Farsight Security CEO Dr. Paul Vixie will address these topics and make recommendations as to how to reduce domain name abuse.
Dr Paul Vixie is an Internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, CEO and cofounder of award-winning Farsight Security, Inc. He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS. Dr Vixie is a prolific author of open-source Internet software including BIND, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC in 2010.
Rowland Yu (Sophos)
Patrick Wardle (Digita Security)
Michael Osterman (Osterman Research)