EURid, which recently won the Registry of the Year at the 2017 CENTR Awards, launched a domain name abuse prevention tool in October which is for now undergoing testing for 6 months, during which suspicious domain name registrations will be flagged for further investigation for its .eu and .ею.
 
The tool has come about following peer-reviewed research conducted by the University of Leuven and EURid on combatting abuses in domain name registration, laying out innovative methods supported by EURid’s strategy to create a trustworthy and secure online environment, one of which refers to domain name abuse prevention.
 
EURid has developed a methodology based on evaluating patterns pertaining to domain name registrations in order to predict, prior to activation, whether they will be used in an abusive manner. The methodology is based on sophisticated machine learning techniques, which, so far, have the ability to capture 80.04% of the abuse cases reported with a low level of false positives (0.92% during the research phase).
 
This software represents a big step in an already long list of measures that EURid has, and will be enforcing to ensure a secure and trustworthy online environment for its users. In fact, in addition to the standard monitoring and verification actions taken on new registrations, EURid offers a variety of tools for end-users to do the same, such as lookalike services and the trademark matching tool, which will also be launched shortly.