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iQ Global Podcast
Apr 28, 2021
iQ Domain Name Industry Podcast Trailer
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Background information on the iQ podcast, the host, format and link to subscribe and listen.
More episodes from iQ Global Podcast
Jun 1, 2022
Update on Spamhaus, botnet C&C, & criminal domain name usage trends | Guest: Carel Bitter
EPISODE 17: Pinky Brand, SVP at iQ, speaks with Carel Bitter, Head of Data at Spamhaus, about the latest in cyber threats that they track, regulatory interest observations, and related reports on domain abuse. We learn about criminal domain name usage trends that propagate phishing, malware, and botnets. We also discuss the issues of trust, authenticating users, how botnet command and control points work, and potential threats due to the war in Ukraine. This interview was recorded live in person on 9 May 2022 during Nordic Domain Days in Stockholm, Sweden. https://iq.global/
May 17, 2022
DNS Abuse Institute & NetBeacon | Guest: Graeme Bunton
EPISODE 16: Pinky Brand, SVP at iQ, speaks with Graeme Bunton, Director at PIR's DNS Abuse Institute about their mission, their NetBeacon tool, and other initiatives to assist the industry in fighting DNS abuse. This interview was recorded live in person on 10 May 2022 during Nordic Domain Days in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mar 14, 2022
Industry Chat | Guest: Michele Neylon
EPISODE 15: Pinky Brand, SVP at iQ, speaks with Michele Neylon, CEO & Founder of Blacknight, a 100% Irish-owned and based in Ireland ICANN accredited registrar and hosting company. CLICK ON TIMESTAMP TO NAVIGATE DIRECTLY TO A SPECIFIC TOPIC 00:16 - Introduction and opening remarks from Michele 02:52 - How Blacknight weathered the pandemic (the effect on business continuity, operations, security) 10:36 - How is the "return to work" situation working out for your company? 18:40 - How does Blacknight communicate trust and how do you keep building on that? 21:27 - The mass switch from offline to online. 26:35 - Domain registration trends during and after the pandemic 27:50 - Opportunistic vs. abusive COVID-related domain registrations. Which to shut down? 32:46 - Comments on the European Union Study on Domain Name System (DNS) abuse 36:00 - Leveraging social media 37:38 - Alternative roots/TLDs (Handshake, blockchain tech, Web3) An existential threat? 46:28 - An accident waiting to happen? 51:40 - new gTLDs , "forever domains" rants 53:53 - What's up with the second round of new gTLDs? 55:50 - What do you look for in a registry operator approaching you for promos and marketing? 1:02:55 - What do you see looming on the horizon that is either concerning or that you are thrilled about? (HINT: NIS2) 1:05:20 - Comments re Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 1:09:34 - Conclusion This interview was recorded live in person on 3 February 2022 at Blacknight's offices in Carlow, Ireland.
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