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Data Validation (again)

Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by gimpydog, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. gimpydog United Kingdom

    gimpydog Active Member

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    I thought Nominet had a new process to stop these phishing domains?

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    So long as NoDaddy get paid, they probably don't care!
     
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  3. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member

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    What's to say the spammer didn't use a fake name and address (that matched, e.g. HSBC's own details). Impossible to tell of course because of privacy, but I suspect that may be what happened. That's why a validation process that involves matching information taken on faith isn't really much of a security check. More of a figleaf, something to point to to say "hey, we're trying...".
     
  4. Skinner

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    I thought nominet said something about putting names such as this on-hold until verified, using a list of keywords ?
     
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  5. gimpydog United Kingdom

    gimpydog Active Member

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    That's what I thought too. Wouldn't you think terms such as 'lloydsbank' & 'hsbc' would be the low hanging fruit?

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    Still, Nominet have "verified" the registrant's address, so no doubt the rozzers will be putting the door in shortly! :rolleyes:
     
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  6. RobM

    RobM Retired Member

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    They can't afford to monitor new registrations. They can't even afford to employ staff at the weekends. :p
     
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  7. blacknight Ireland

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    The data validation has always been a mess and while it might "look" good from the outside it doesn't really do anything except cause us headaches