News & Updates
This report summarizes response rates for WHOIS and Proxy data requests in 2021 from two leading enforcement vendors and one law firm on behalf of multiple clients and brands for well-documented and supported requests. Purposes cited in the requests included cybersecurity, DNS abuse, and IP infringement.
Congressman Robert Latta (R-OH) spoke during the February 4, 2021 “Safeguarding American Consumers: Fighting Fraud and Scams During the Pandemic” hearing.
CSTI and its members expressed their support in letters to the leadership of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Senate Commerce Committee, pledging to work with lawmakers on a solution that restores transparency to this vital cyber security resource.
In response to an inquiry earlier this Summer by Congressman Robert Latta (R-OH), several federal agencies have offered insight into the importance of WHOIS as well as their difficulties in gaining access to the information since the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect in Spring of 2018.
In their pursuit of criminals, cyber investigators need transparency when it comes to accessing domain registration data from WHOIS. Today, such concerns are coming from governments whose citizens are facing an avalanche of attacks exploiting the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.
A new report reveals widespread problems with access to and the reliability of domain name registration data systems (WHOIS). These failures have real-life security implications, which are being seen in the current wave of cybercrime accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic.
On February 11, 2020 the EU Parliament submitted questions to the EU Commission on outstanding WHOIS access issues.
In response to the introduction of a House Resolution by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) that highlights the need for transparency online, the Coalition for a Secure and Transparent Internet (CSTI) issued this statement.
The Coalition for a Secure & Transparent Internet (CSTI) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing entitled: “What is WHOIS: Understanding One of Our Most Critical Cyber Assets.”
The European Union’s strict new privacy rules may hamper work such as a previous crackdown on the militant group Islamic State’s online propaganda network.