Appdetex, in conjunction with Lexology and World Trademark Review, recently participated in the webinar, “ICANN73: What It Means for Brand Owners.”

One of the items that the expert panel discussed was how to report DNS abuse to registries along with sample language. One of their recommendations was to cite the DNS Abuse Framework when sending abuse report.

For your convenience, you can find that language below:

Sample language for reporting DNS abuse to registries

As you are aware, your registry is a signatory to the DNS Abuse Framework. A copy of the framework document is available at  The framework defines abuse within the scope of the registry and registrar domain name system, and provides in pertinent part: DNS Abuse is composed of five broad categories of harmful activity insofar as they intersect with the DNS: malware, botnets, phishing, harming, and spam (when it serves as a delivery mechanism for the other forms of DNS Abuse).

The registration and use of the Abusive Domain Name constitute DNS Abuse as defined in the framework. Additionally, we believe that the registration and use of the Abusive Domain Name violates your company’s terms of use, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (18 U.S.C. § 2701), and/or the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d). Importantly, this use causes actionable harm to [COMPANY NAME]. 

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