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Battle of the #gTLDs: .XYZ versus .TOP – which one spams?

Domain investing in the new gTLDs is an acquired taste, and the market doesn’t always respond favorably. One of the earliest reactions was to the methodology used by dot .XYZ, adding free domains to matching .com owners’ accounts. That promotion was coordinated with Network Solutions, and Rick Schwartz had a few words to say. At […]

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.Stream, .Science, .GDN top the list of most abused TLDs

SpamHaus monitors the most abused TLDs on the Internet, calculating a “badness” index that is based on the percentage of abusive domains in a given TLD, ccTLD or gTLD. That ratio determines just how bad a TLD is – it’s not an absolute total number of domains, which makes sense as the total numbers of […]

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SpamHaus and domain names : May 2017 report of most abused TLDs

Every month, SpamHaus releases a list of the most abused TLDs. It then calculates an index, based on the percentage of abusive domains in a given TLD, ccTLD or gTLD. In other words, it’s not the absolute number of “bad domains” but the ratio that determines how bad a TLD is. Topping the report for […]

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Facebook purges tens of thousands of fake accounts to combat spam ring

Domain Name valuation explained; Why Snapchat Might Be the Next Twitter (Not in a Good Way); Why This Tiny Hotspot Is the Best Small City to Start a Business; New Study Finds Best Way to Show Video Ads to Consumers; AppDetex Raises $5.5 Million to Accelerate Growth; The Startup Cleaning Up the Dirty $13 Billion […]

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SpamHaus and domains : February 2017 report of most abused TLDs

SpamHaus, a global keeper of domain and IP violations, also maintains a list of abusive behavior that originates from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. How does SpamHaus measure that? The abusive behavior of domain TLDs is calculated as the ratio of abusive domains that exist in a given TLD, to its total number […]

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Domain spammer using .TOP domains registered at Alpnames

A domain spammer is taking advantage of a current promo at Alpnames, registering dozens of .TOP domains and using them to send out spam. The unscrupulous cybercriminal is using Cloudflare to hide its current location. Dot .TOP ranked as the #3 most abused TLD by SpamHaus in early December; the current ranking raises it to […]

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December 2016 : The 10 most abused Top Level Domains per Spamhaus

SpamHaus keeps track of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. SpamHaus calculates the abusive behavior of domain TLDs as the ratio of abusive domains that exist in a given TLD, to its total number of active domains. In November, dot .Science topped the charts of the 10 most abused Top […]

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Boeing’s fight against “Newborn” domain names

Can flagging new domain names help stop the spread of malware? We all get emails with links that go to phishing and malware sites. There’s one thing in common with most of the domains hosting this bad stuff: they were registered a short time ago. In fact, many malware networks are programmed to frequently register […]

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Dot .Science tops the most abused TLD list for November 2016

On a daily basis, SpamHaus reviews millions of emails and keeps track of the abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. The latter is calculated as the ratio of abusive domains that exist per TLD, to the total number of active domains in that TLD. Quite ironically, in October, the list […]

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Another Chinese domain spammer sending out fake expiration notices is exposed

Serial domain spammers from China are flooding the mailboxes of domain investors, harvesting WHOIS information. In China, this is considered a “normal” practice, to aggressively bombard others with crappy products and services. Unsolicited email, aka “spam,” generates billions of emails daily. We’ve uncovered yet another Chinese domain spammer, operating from a cluster of newly registered […]

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