The DNS Abuse Institute has gone live with its new clearinghouse for DNS abuse reports, NetBeacon.
The service allows anyone to report any domain for four types of abuse — malware, phishing, botnets and spam — and any registry or registrar can sign up to receive the reports in a normalized feed via email or API.
The idea is to make it easier for domain companies to act on reports of abusive customers, as DNSAI director Graeme Bunton told us a few months ago.
NetBeacon is free for both reporters and registrars and is being funded by .org manager Public Interest Registry.
Some of the technology underpinning the service is being provided by CleanDNS.