Over 25 000 domain names suspended with ties to identity fraud

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On 29 January 2018, EURid suspended 25 756 domain names that had ties to identity fraud.

With actions as such, our focus is on the safety of online consumers. Via close collaborative efforts with law enforcement, both on a national and European level, as well as with our registrar channel, we continue to work towards building the most trustworthy online domain registry, taking a stand against abusive registrations and illegal activity online. “With our thorough internal verification procedure, we continuously monitor .eu domain names for potential abuse, leading to thousands of suspensions on an annual basis” said Geo Van Langenhove, EURid Legal Manager.

In 2017, we suspended 20 126 domain names, of which 2 872 relate to our ongoing collaboration with law enforcement.