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June 19, 2018 10:17

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Tech giants gunning for AlpNames over new gTLD “abuse”

A small group of large technology companies including Microsoft and Facebook have demanded that ICANN Compliance take a closer look at AlpNames, the budget registrar regularly singled out as a spammers’ favorite. The ad hoc coalition, calling itself the Independent Compliance Working Party, wrote to ICANN last week to ask why the organization is not […]

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#SpamHaus and #domains : February 2018 report of most abused #TLDs

SpamHaus operates a publicly available index of domain name and IP violations, and maintains a list of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. How does SpamHaus calculate that? The abusive behavior of domain TLDs is measured as the ratio of abusive domains that exist in a given TLD, to its […]

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Registries reject lower fees for anti-abuse prowess

Registries have largely rejected a proposal for them to be offered financial incentives to lower the amount of abuse in their gTLDs. That’s despite the idea gaining broad support from governments, intellectual property interests and restricted-registration registries. The concept of ICANN offering discounted fees to registries that proactively fight abuse was floated by the Competition, […]

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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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