Rightside Registry becomes Internet Watch Foundation’s (IWF) newest Member

Published:  Mon 5 Oct 2015

Rightside Registry will take the IWF Domain Alert Service so they are immediately notified of illegal activity.

In 2014, 31,266 URLs, or webpages, of the 31,443 reports confirmed as depicting criminal content contained child sexual abuse imagery, which was hosted on 1,694 domains world-wide. The IWF Domain Alert Service helps domain registries and registrars to:

    Protect legitimate services;
    Disrupt access to child sexual abuse imagery;
    Disrupt the distribution of these images and videos.

As an IWF Member, Rightside Registry will benefit from all of the above and help prevent the revictimisation of child sexual abuse victims by making the internet a more hostile place to upload, distribute and access the images and videos of their abuse.

About Rightside Registry

Rightside delivers new possibilities for consumers and businesses to define and present themselves online. The company, with its affiliates, is a leading provider of domain name services, offering comprehensive platforms for the discovery, registration, usage, and monetisation of domain names.

David Ryan, General Manager of Domain Name Services, Rightside Registry said "We are proud to be working with the Internet Watch Foundation on this crucial initiative to fight against child sexual abuse material, and are deeply committed to protect, not only the internet community at large, but more importantly, the victims of this awful abuse. We look forward to continued innovation and engagement with the IWF to ensure that as technologies evolve, so too will our response to such illegal activities."

Susie Hargreaves, CEO, IWF: "I’m delighted to welcome yet another internationally operating, responsible business into IWF membership. Rightside Registry have been very responsive, quickly signing up with us after learning of our work and initial introductions. They have shown great enthusiasm and are keen to assist in providing intelligence and resources to better fight online child sexual abuse imagery.”

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