I&J Secretariat Welcomes Launch of PIR DNS Abuse Institute

Published on
February 18, 2021

On Feb 17, 2021, the Public Interest Registry (PIR), manager of .org, one of the largest Domain Name Registries on the internet launched the Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse Institute. 

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network welcomes this initiative as a natural progression from the foundations laid by the work of the Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network's Domains and Jurisdiction Program and the concrete outcomes its Contact Group produces.

"We look forward to working with the Institute to develop further guidance that can be widely adopted to help address abuses through action at the DNS level. Congratulations to PIR on this substantial achievement, and we wish the Institute the best of luck in this worthy endeavor." said Bertrand de La Chapelle, Executive Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. 

The DNS Abuse Institute is part of PIR’s ongoing efforts to protect internet users from the threat of DNS Abuse such as malware, botnets, phishing, pharming, and spam. 

The Institute will bring together leaders in the anti-abuse space to fund research, publish recommended practices, share data, and provide tools to identify and report DNS Abuse. 

Graeme Bunton, who has more than a decade of experience working in the DNS and DNS Abuse policy, will serve as the DNS Abuse Institute's inaugural director.

Read more about the initiative here 

Read more about the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network's Domains & Jurisdiction Program here

Concrete outcomes include: 

List of Domains & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group Members here