Wednesday , October 4 2023

A Generic Architecture for Building a Domain Name Reputation System

Carmen Ionela ROTUNĂ1,2*, Alexandru GHEORGHIȚĂ1,2, Ionut SANDU1, Mihail DUMITRACHE1,3,4, Meda UDROIU1,2, Dragoș SMADA1
1 National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics, 8-10 Mareșal Averescu Avenue,
Bucharest, 011455, Romania (*Corresponding author),,,,,
2 Politehnica University of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independenţei, Bucharest, 060042, Romania
3 University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters, 5-7 Edgar Quinet Street, Bucharest, 010017, Romania
4 Academy of Romanian Scientists, 3 Ilfov Street, 030167, Bucharest, Romania

Abstract: Due to the significant increase in the number of newly registered domains (nearly 100 million in a year), and to the rise in the number of malicious domains that pose a threat to DNS servers, there is a need for an automated monitoring solution for evaluating the reputation of a domain name. This paper aims to present the architecture of an automatic monitoring platform, which could dynamically establish the reputation level for each .ro domain, and also for other domains. The primary objective of this paper is to enhance the trustworthiness of .ro domains against malicious activities in the Internet space through automatic monitoring and by offering solutions for data protection. If the reputation level of a .ro domain is determined, its future owners (including authorities, public institutions, private companies, natural persons, etc.) could have a clear understanding of the degree of trust associated with that domain, thereby creating a safer online environment.

Keywords: Domain, DNS, Generic architecture, Domain reputation system, TLD, Security, Domain Registry.


Carmen Ionela ROTUNĂ, Alexandru GHEORGHIȚĂ, Ionut SANDU, Mihail DUMITRACHE, Meda UDROIU, Dragoș SMADA, A Generic Architecture for Building a Domain Name Reputation System, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 32(2), pp. 39-49, 2023.