If you need to report a web-site, domain, email address, or an IP address involved in illegal/abusing activities, below are some tips you may follow to make this process easier. Please note that your actions will depend on the type of the issue you would like to report.
Before you submit an Abuse Report
Please check the IP WHOIS information. In most cases, you will see that the IP Address is reallocated to a customer who is service provider (Hosting, VPN, etc…). This provider’s Company and Abuse Contact Information will be publicly listed on the ARIN WHOIS site here.
Please contact the provider first. If they do not respond or cooperate, please submit a ticket with our Abuse Department.
How do I know if the IP Address is assigned to a service provider
On the ARIN WHOIS Site, look for “Net Type“. If the type is “Reallocated“, then you need to scroll down to “Point of Contact” to find the provider’s Abuse Contact Information.
If you receive spam emails, you should report the issue to email service provider which is used for sending emails. You may find their contact details using originating IP Whois (the originating IP can be found in email headers). If the IP Whois Information is SWIP’d to one of our customers, their abuse contact information will be visible. Please contact the customer directly via [email protected]. If the complaint is not handled in a timely fashion, please contact us immediately.
If you are not sure how to read email headers you may contact us by submitting a ticket to our Abuse departments, and we will gladly assist you with this.
NOTE: Unfortunately, we are not able to investigate Spam complaints if unsolicited emails are sent using third party email services. This is because we have no access to the servers these emails originate from and there is no way for us to check the server logs to confirm the fact of abuse. Domain names (email addresses) can be easily spoofed, so in similar cases we are able to take action regarding the domain only in case it is blacklisted by trusted organizations (like SpamHaus or SURBL) or in case a report is received from a legal authority.
Further, when reporting spam please provide the full text of the email including its headers as an “text attachment”.
Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire sensitive information (usernames, passwords, credit card details, or personal information such as a person’s driver’s license number, bank account data, or social security number) using fake web-sites that look almost identical to the legitimate ones. If you detect such a web-site you may report it for further actions to be taken.
Reporting phishing will require submitting a ticket to our Abuse department. We would highly appreciate it if you attach a screen-shot of the abusive web-site and specify the target of phishing attack.
If you detect a web-site that infringes your exclusive rights to some content, you will need to submit a DMCA-compatible notice to our Abuse department. Make sure your notice meets all the DMCA requirements which can be found here.
Also, you might want to contact the domain holder directly regarding the issue. You can find their contact details using any Whois tool. If Whois details are hidden by our WhoisGuard privacy protection service, feel free to send your email to the protected email address (like ****https://support.digitalfyre.com/kb/reporting-abuse-to-digitalfyre/[email protected]). It will be forwarded to the real email address of the domain holder.
f you believe you are the victim of an internet crime, or if you are aware of an attempted crime, you can file a complaint through Internet Crime Complaint Center at https://complaint.ic3.gov. You may contact either your lawyer(s) or the local authorities in order get the issue resolved. We will assist them any way we can.
We take reports of child pornography very seriously. Please submit a ticket Abuse department for further consideration.
Malware Such issues should be investigated by a company that provides web-hosting services for an abusing site. In case the site in question is hosted with us, please submit a ticket selecting Hosting – Legal and Abuse department so that we can investigate the issue.
In case a domain registered with DigitalFyre contains a trademarked word or word combination you have the rights to, please submit a ticket to Domains – Legal and Abuse department for further instructions. You might also get in touch with the domain holder directly using Whois details assigned to the domain.
Invalid Whois details
If you consider contact information of any particular domain (registered with DigitalFyre) to be invalid, please submit a ticket with us choosing Domains – Legal and Abuse department. If your contact details are assigned to to the domain you do not own or control, please attach the documents that confirm your identity to the ticket. This might be a color photo quality of your passport, driver’s license, or any other government-issued identification, and a utility bill with your name and address.
DigitalFyre does not allow hosting Gambling websites that allow their visitors to virtually gamble for a chance of earning money. If you detect a web-site that is hosted on our network that offer gambling services, such as an online/virtual casino, please submit a ticket Abuse department for further consideration.
Please mind that issues reviewed by Legal and Abuse department can be resolved via ticket only as most cases need more detailed investigation than Live Chat operators can conduct. If you have a ticket opened with Legal and Abuse department and would like to provide more details or have further questions, please continue the conversation via the ticket. Our general ticket response time is 2 hours.
Ticket response time may not indicate the time frame the issue will be resolved within. Depending on the particular case and the type of the issue it may take different amount of time for our investigation to be carried out, we are however committed to resolving all reported abuse cases in a timely fashion. Your patience and understanding are highly appreciated.