The Net Lords

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We really do not know, who are the seven richest or popular people in the world, but we certainly know that seven people have the destiny of the entire World Wide Web in their hands, or better to say the keys. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has introduced a legendary procedure.

Every three months we have the new DNS codes for the seven guardians to take care of. These Internet keys are the most valuable things in the cyber world. They come from the seven different countries and they are responsible for the renewal and safekeeping of these master keys in the top secret environment.

As you might have guessed there was more than one attempt from numerous governments to change this procedure. However, there are quite a few busy little stubborn cyber bees in the ICANN, who are not willing to allow for any government to control the Internet. Better experts, than governments.

For the time being our cyber destiny is in good expert hands. We sure hope that will not change in the near or far future. With these seven keys you can demand seven billion wishes. We can only wish all the luck in the world to these seven cyber dwarfs. The last thing we need is an evil witch to spoil all the fun. Right?

Top Level Domains = Top Level Phishers

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has decided to cheer us up with the fresh new extensions, such as .guru, .email and .support. The only trouble here is that the TLDs or top level domains are something irresistible for top phishers just like blood in the water for sharks.

How and what do we know about it? Well, it seems that the very first customers standing in line are the phishers themselves. Yes, busy little bees, they are. Do you remember when the .biz top level domain hit the Internet? The bad guys were the very first customers. Here is one more nice example.

Can you dare to guess what kinds of troubles and frauds you can cause with the skillful missus of the .pharmacy top level domain? The ICANN can focus its attention a little bit more on the security and protection, rather than only on the customer’s satisfaction. There has to be something we can do.

Anti-phishing measures should follow automatically each new release of the top level domain. On the other side, we need to make sure that only the people with justified causes and honest intentions acquire the new top level domains. How to achieve all these things? Well, that is a homework for all of us.