What is the Healthy Domain Initiative (HDI)?

A DNA-led initiative that:

Encourages development of a healthy domain name system
Builds on success of the industry
Addresses global domain name growth
Demonstrates proactive self-regulation

About HDI’s Recommended Practices

The DNA encourages adoption, but these are voluntary measures
HDI is industry-led program and is not under the aegis of ICANN
As HDI progresses, the DNA demonstrate HDI impact with specific examples

Recommendation Summaries

Addressing Online Security Abuse

Objective: Further reduce security abuse in the DNS

Recommended Practices:

  • Improve credential management on platforms
  • Minimize risks associated with compromised domains
  • Detect and mitigate abuse at point of registration
  • Identify and mitigate abuse on ongoing basis
  • Receive and handle abuse reports

Enhancing Child Abuse Mitigation Systems

Objective: Expand on existing methods for addressing content related to child abuse and provide education to combat abuse

Recommended Practices:

      • Establish system for imagery handling
      • Accurately reflect applicable law
      • Establish “trusted notifier” system
      • Consider technologies from outside experts:
        • NCMEC’s URL initiative
        • Photo DNA programs
        • IWF’s Image Hash Tag List

Complaint Handling for “Rogue” Pharmacies

Objective: Address and disable illegal online pharmacies

Recommended Practices:

        • Partner with organizations combatting the problem
        • Notify relevant organizations of rogue actors
        • Take action on confirmed illegal sites
        • Establish trusted notifier and third party validation system

Want to learn more about DNA Healthy Domains Initiative Committee? Contact us at info@thedna.org and get connected to Mason Cole, HDI Committee Chair.

%d bloggers like this: