Country Code Top Level Domains in DAAR
As part of an effort to expand the effectiveness of Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR) for the ICANN community, in November 2019, country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) were invited to participate in the DAAR system designed by ICANN's Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO).
In order to participate, ccTLD managers were asked to voluntarily provide their zone files to the DAAR system. These zone files would only be used in the DAAR system and would not be used or shared for any other purpose or be placed into ICANN's Centralized Zone Data Service (CZDS). Every ccTLD that joins the project would be able to receive DAAR data on a daily basis via ICANN's Monitoring System API (MoSAPI).
In addition, OCTO provides customized monthly reports to the participating ccTLDs. These reports contain analytics specifically based on the data submitted by each ccTLD, and the data is only shared with the respective ccTLD manager. In each report, ccTLD-related statistics are shown with all the other ccTLDs and generic TLDs (gTLDs) being anonymized. These personalized reports aim to help ccTLDs understand where they stand in terms of the security threat data listed by providers of Reputation Block Lists (RBLs) in comparison to other TLDs. These documents are in addition to the existing DAAR monthly reports and daily security threat scores.
To date, 17 ccTLDs have joined this effort:
We thank the managers of these ccTLDs for voluntarily participating in the DAAR project and their efforts to stem domain name abuse.