The organization that administers Russia's .ru top-level domain names will soon begin verifying the identity of its customers in an attempt to crack down on cybercrime, according to reports. Starting April 1, Russia's Coordination Center for will require individuals and businesses applying for a .ru domain address to provide a …
Will my UK ID card do?????
Oh! yes (in a churchill type voice) please scan a copy of your ID so we can steal your identity and import more russian brides to the lovely UK :-P
Half of a Kingdom for a .ru!
Russisch ausweiss bitte, AC, if you don't wanna show your British one.
Well, we'll see
I currently have .ru and .cn domains, and the Russian and Chinese IP address ranges, blocked at the firewall to prevent emails coming through from there, to prevent staff from visiting sites hosted there, and to prevent any connection to servers located there. Whether I choose to unblock them depends on how effectively the Russians and Chinese implement their cybercrime control measures. It's all very well to talk, but only when I see the spam and malware levels drop from these domains will I consider opening back up to them.
You work for one of the few companys that dosen't work with China then. Most of us can't just block like that.
@Paul4: Fair enough
You're right - most of our business is in Australia, and we have dealings with the UK, USA, France, Italy, Spain, Canada and New Zealand. So blocking China and Russia is a non-issue for us. But for those like you who have to deal with them, given the enormous amounts of spam, malware, and hack attacks that pour out of those two countries - all I can say is, I feel your pain!
Identity documents are stolen en-mass, they are then used to create companies, accrue loans, tax registrations - quite a widespread problem. now, a crim will have 3 ports of call with a stolen "internal" passport (like a normal passport, but in Russian only, one literally cannot live home without one, needed for absolutely everything) 1. the registrar of companies 2. the bank 3. the internet registrar ;-)
I praise Russia for this
I must give Russia praise Russia for this. It won't fix everything, but it shows Russia is at least beginning to accept its duty as an internet connected nation.
Good for China too.
These countries have a long way to go on human rights, corruption, democracy, and so on, but progress is good news.
In Soviet Russia ...
... domain name registers YOU!
Just got my site approved
Thought it was a scam at first when I received the request to register. Plus it was a hassle digging out a suitable document. Once uploaded it took about 7 days to approve.
business opportunity for law enforcement. Means they can more easily id the crooks in order to shake them down for a slice of the action.
Not a chance
The Russians will crack down on abuse when the Chinese do.
On an absolute zero day in Hell.
Have ye not not got yorrself on the DNA database yet then????
So,,. Russia, China... who's next?
The US maybe?
Right after they ratify a couple of UN treaties, i bet. In a couple decades, if we're lucky.
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It seems like a very good idea for national identity to be well known in the Virtual Domain so that the дерьмо can be rejected/excluded/quarantined/flushed away/dumped from systems.
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This won't change much - all that'll happen is a few grannies and homeless people will have their passport details stolen and everything will be registered in their names, as now happens for odnodnevki ("one-dayers" i.e. shell companies that are registered in a false name, used for a nefarious purpose and then dumped) or mobile phones that you don't want in your own name.
Anonymous Coward, for obvious reasons.
In Soviet Russia...
... domains dot are you!
The bad boys will just carry on registering .com addresses in Hong Kong and hosting them in Russia. What kind of idiot scammer would use a .ru address anyway - no-one trusts them!
Re: so what?
Phishing victims evidently do.
Sounds good to me
Anything that puts roadblocks in place to keep spam from getting to me is good in my book.
Unfortunately, I'm not going to believe that this is going to solve the problem - spammers and other Internet lowlifes will just sign up with another country to do their business.
The question is : which country will take over as spammer haven ?
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Must be a competition, Pascal Monett.
"...I'm not going to believe that this is going to solve the problem..." -
and you're not alone in thinking so. It's definitely an PR action for to "keep the country tidy" on its way to WTO + some moves on taxation and, well, a "counter-terrorism/counter-anarchy" pedal is being pressed, too.
Got another question: how many police personnel and how much of the machine time does it take to verify ALL copies of ALL registrants' passports? ППЦ НАХ!
Anyone bothered to review spam rDNS for nominet registered domains - almost all of them have obviously invalid addresses that are easy to check automatically.
Reporting these to nominet gets you nowhere - unless you are the police and want to look good oncracking down on "e-crime".
IMHO Nominet takes money from these thieves and does not bother to check addresses because if they did so they would lose a LOT of money. Anyone who knowingly takes money off crims and supported thier activities is (in my mind) a crim themselves.
And lets not paint russia and china with the police state brush - in some ways we are WAY ahead of both countries - we are *proud* of the fact that we have more CCTV cameras per head than any other country and already log and track everyones movement by car, plane and train.
Will you be able to pay your bribe to bypass this check online?