.tw and .asia join hands to combat DNS Abuse

The registries operating the .tw ccTLD and .asia gTLD have joined hands to combat the issue of DNS Abuse. This is for the first time two registries of different TLDs have joined hands to tackle the issue. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was also present when The Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) and the DotAsia Organisation (DotAsia) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). 

It was reported that Taiwan alone faces almost a million cases of DNS abuse each year. If these cases were to go through the normal judicial process, then it can create a rupture of the whole judicial system. It is impractical for the judicial system to handle such a volume of cases. For the people seeking relief also, the whole process would become excessively tiring, hectic and in the worst case, neglected. Establishing an independent mechanism with the registries themselves assuming stakehold, along with their vast experience in the sector was thus a much needed step. 

This step should also be linked with the evolving geopolitical scenario of the present times. With the Russia-Ukraine crisis continuing to worsen, Taiwan is one of the countries that is facing the biggest psychological effect of it. Facing several rounds of aggression from its neighbor, it is trying to assemble as much global support as it can. The joining hands of the ccTLD’s registry with the Asian organization and ICANN could also be the part of that extensive diplomatic dialogue.


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