This week Europol announced that they have seized 33,654 websites selling fake products. None of the websites was associated with a .dk domain name.
DK Hostmaster is happy that the Danish part of the Internet is not affected in this regard. In other words, it is safer to shop on a website ending with .dk. This is especially relevant in this Christmas season, where online shopping is at it's peak.
One of the reasons there are no .dk domain names on Europol's list is that DK Hostmaster made an active effort last year to prevent abuse of .dk domain names. The effort has reduced the number of suspected fake websites within the .dk zone from approx. 7% of all .dk webshops in 2017 to 0.12% in June 2018.
At the end of 2017, DK Hostmaster introduced an ID check for Danish and foreign customers behind .dk domain names. This means that a customer now has to prove his or her identify before becoming a registrant of a .dk domain name. As a result, DK Hostmaster closed more than 3000 .dk domain names, because the person behind has not been able to be identified.