About 150 dodgy sites found to be exploiting .sg domains
About 150 sites found using fake, stolen IDs since 2011; domain registry boosts security
About 150 .sg domain names are known to have been registered under a fake or stolen identity since 2011, said the Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC), which oversees the registration of .sg domain names.
Many originate overseas and tend to be doing something illegal while using the Singapore domain name to lend them legitimacy, or avoid being traced, said an SGNIC spokesman.
It has become rampant enough that the authorities have, since last month, required additional verification of all new domain-name owners in the Singapore registry.
Registries traditionally trust that the applicant has provided accurate and complete registration details such as his identity and contact information.