Barrage of spam from dot .Date #domain names registered at #Namecheap

A barrage of spam has been arriving in the past few days, from dot .Date domain names. The emails contain the typical variety of spam, ranging from weight loss and hair restoration products, to learning how to fly planes. The dot .Date registry is dot Date Limited, which at this time is unavailable at the […]

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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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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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New serial domain spammer : Registrationdomainsite.com registered at eNom

Another phuckstick spammer that mass-emails owners of newly registered domain names is Registrationdomainsite.com. The unscrupulous spammer scans the domain zone files, and emails the registrants with the following cookie cutter message: Congratulations on your domain [*].com ! The next step you can do for [*].com is to make sure it is listed in the search […]

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Dot .Study catapults to the top of “The World’s Most Abused TLDs” for July

Malware activity monitor, SpamHaus, tracks the number of bad domains spewing out spam, for every TLD. It then calculates a “badness ratio,” based on the number of registered domains among the domains seen, and it ranks the TLDs, creating “The World’s Most Abused TLD” list. Last time we checked was in May, and dot .Science […]

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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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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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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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