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The number of phishing websites tied to domain name registrar Freenom dropped precipitously in the months surrounding a recent lawsuit from social networking giant Meta, which alleged the free domain name provider has a long history of ignoring abuse complaints about phishing websites while monetizing traffic to those abusive domains.

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Google Translation of an article about Freenom in Dutch newspaper NRC on May 26, 2023:

https://www-nrc-nl.translate.goog/n..._sl=nl&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=nl&_x_tr_pto=wapp

For this article, NRC spoke with several stakeholders and experts, and read legal documents from the Netherlands and the United States, research reports, archived websites, correspondence and data from the Chamber of Commerce and the Kadaster.

Entrepreneur Joost Zuurbier (Freenom) spoke extensively to NRC and answered questions in writing.
 
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