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cleaning up the 'net

That's it. We've had enough. Until internet domain name registrars start to adopt responsible practices over who they sell domains to, especially the plethora of top level domains that criminals habitually use for the nefarious activities, it's time to block them entirely.

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A hoax article (it's not satire, it's simply a click-bait false story) in online magazine guard1an.com demonstrates why registrars must take steps to limit and even ban the use of names that are sufficiently similar to established names to prevent a wider harm, says Nigel Morris-Cotterill, author of Cleaning up the 'Net: An Action Plan to combat the use and abuse of the internet for financial crime

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Internet Security company RSA recently reported its survey that found that 30% of businesses surveyed "do not have a formal incident plan in place" and that 65% "scored themselves as "inadequate" across all five capabilities" set out in the survey. If companies aren't themselves confident of their own efforts to manage data and data breaches, is it surprising that users try to create and use false identities, substituting anonymity for privacy. Serious questions arise.

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Every day, criminals post to the internet illegal copies of artistic works and do it for profit from credit card fraud, the installation of malware on the victim's computer or, at its simplest, selling copies of the work and denying the authors and publishers their revenue. These criminals' websites are indexed by search engines. Worse, the search engines link to the tools needed to create illegal copies and breach Amazon.Com's intellectual property and branding in the process. It needs to stop.

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