Drop-Catching domains is Business

Posted by admin on June 8th, 2010

Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) recently published its study about drop-catching — ”a process whereby a domain that has expired is released into the pool of available names and is instantly re-registered by another party.” The study showed that 100% of ”.com” and ”.net” domain names were immediately registered after they had been released.

Quoting: “The results also show that 87% of Dot-COM drop-catchers use the domain names for pay-per-click (PPC) sites. They have no interest in these domain names other than leveraging them to post PPC ads and turn a profit. Interestingly, only 67% of Dot-ORG drop catchers use the domains they catch to post these sites — most likely because Dot-ORG names are harder to monetize due to the lack of type-in traffic and because they tend to be used for more legitimate purposes.”

SOURCE:

http://www.cadna.org/en/pdf/cadna-white-paper-drop-catching.pdf

CADNA white paper Drop-Catching

Posted on 2008-02-01

SANS Top-20 2007 Security Risks (2007 Annual Update)

Posted by admin on June 7th, 2010

SANS Institute released the top 20 security risks for year 2007. The report break down risks into several sections, likes Client-side Vulnerabilities, Server-side Vulnerabilities, Security Policy and Personnel, Application Abuse, Network Devices, Zero Day Attacks.

Full report can be read http://www.sans.org/top20/ HERE, ‘SANS Top-20 2007 Security Risks (2007 Annual Update)’

Posted on 2008-01-15