News & Updates
CSTI Files Comments in Response to FTC Rulemaking on Impersonation of Government and Businesses
On Friday, December 16th, CSTI submitted comments in response to the FTC’s rulemaking, “Impersonation of Government and Businesses.”
Representatives Send Letter to NTIA on .US WHOIS Requirements
Reps. Latta and Schakowsky discourage any changes to the contractual obligations in the .US space, noting Congress’s work on consumer protection and privacy.
Virtual Briefing Sparks ICANN Letter to FDA
CSTI hosted a June 2, 2022 webinar, “The Threat of a Dark WHOIS,” which prompted a letter to FDA from ICANN, as well as followup responses from CSTI and FDA.
WATCH RECORDING: “The Threat of a Dark WHOIS”
On Thursday, June 2nd, CSTI hosted a collection of experts to provide a thorough understanding of how WHOIS data contributed to a safer Internet and how the loss of access to this information has contributed to an increase in cyber-crimes and left the public, our institutions and our infrastructure more vulnerable to cyber threats – both foreign and domestic.
The Threat of a Dark WHOIS: Putting Americans’ Health, Safety and Cybersecurity at Risk
Join the Coalition for a Secure & Transparent Internet (CSTI) in a June 2, 2022 virtual briefing on the latest surrounding domain registration information, also known as WHOIS. WHOIS information served as a bedrock of cyber protections since the dawn of the modern Internet.
ICANN 72: Summary of WHOIS and Proxy Requests Under GDPR DNS Abuse Framework Requests (YTD 2021)
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.
CSTI Applauds Statement by Congressman Latta on Importance of WHOIS
Congressman Robert Latta (R-OH) spoke during the February 4, 2021 “Safeguarding American Consumers: Fighting Fraud and Scams During the Pandemic” hearing.
CSTI Commends NTIA’s Leadership in Encouraging Congress to Restore WHOIS
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.
Federal Agencies Stress Important of WHOIS
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.
Weaponizing Domain Names: How Bulk Registration Aids Global Spam Campaigns
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.