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Demand Media is most abusive registrar

Fionn O'Raghallaigh, London

A report by HostExploit has ranked Demand Media as the most abusive registrar due to its disproportionate hosting of badware, botnets and rogue pharmaceuticals sites

The latest report from HostExploit, a volunteer organisation that investigates instances of cyber-crime, was released on August 11. It focused on online content creator, registrar and site owner Demand Media/eNom due to it being the "world's number one bad host and abusive registrar", said the report.

Demand Media's internet service platform hosts a disproportionately large amount of so-called "internet badness" it added - meaning sites on its servers that host botnets, spam, malware and infected websites.

This follows the KnujOn report - part of which the HostExploit analysis is based on - released in June, which alleged that eNom, owned by Demand Media, has become an active facilitator of illicit criminal traffic and perhaps even a knowing accessory due to its...

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