Last month it won eco’s Domains award and this month it officially launched. EURid’s abuse prevention mechanism that detects possible malicious .eu registrations officially launched on 4 December.
Called “Abuse Prediction and Early Warning System – APEWS”, the system was developed in collaboration with researchers from the University of Leuven.
“We trust that APEWS is a valuable tool that will protect the .eu space from malicious domain registrations. We look forward to sharing statistics on its impact on our environment,” said Marc Van Wesemael, EURid`s CEO.
The system prevents abuse through machine learning, identifying whether newly registered .eu domain names are likely to be used abusively, evaluating patterns pertaining to domain name registrations to assess whether they might be used in an abusive manner.
To know more about APEWS, EURid has provided links to the following scientific publications:
- Detection of Algorithmically Generated Domain Names used by Botnets: A Dual Arms Race.
- Exploring the ecosystem of malicious domain registrations in the .eu TLD
- Assessing the Effectiveness of Domain Blacklisting Against Malicious DNS Registrations.
- An Operational Solution for DNS Registries to Prevent Malicious Domain Registrations