We are pleased to announce that our paper, “Longitudinal Measurement Study of the Domain Names Associated with Olympic Games,” has been accepted for publication in IEEE ACCESS. Congratulations to Kawaoka-kun and the co-authors!
Our study focuses on domain names related to the Olympic Games, specifically analyzing the Tokyo, Beijing, and Paris Olympics. We observed significant increases in domain registrations linked to these events, notably during the Tokyo 2020 postponement and the Beijing 2022 diplomatic boycott. The study also reveals a rise in the misuse of these domains, particularly for malicious websites, as the games approached.
As we head towards the Paris Olympics this year, our findings highlight the critical importance of monitoring and securing the digital landscape surrounding such global events, emphasizing the need for heightened awareness and proactive security measures in the face of evolving online threats.
R. Kawaoka, D. Chiba, T. Watanabe, M. Akiyama, and T. Mori, “Longitudinal Measurement Study of the Domain Names Associated with Olympic Games,” IEEE ACCESS, Vol. XX, No. XX. pp. XXXX-XXXX, 2024 [Early access version] (the title will be changed)