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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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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The 10 most abused Top Level Domains in October 2016 according to SpamHaus

SpamHaus, the guardian of domain and IP violations, also keeps track of the abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. Abusive behavior of domain TLDs is calculated as the ratio of abusive domains that exist in a given TLD, to its total number of active domains. Regardless of what domain investors […]

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Douchebag domain spammer of the week : internetregistrarorgs.com

A new douchebag spammer has shown its ugly phuckstick head this week. Sending out masses of spam to holders of mostly .ORG domains, the assmunching domain spammer is using internetregistrarorgs.com to facilitate this digital mass ejaculation of unsolicited email. The domain has been registered with eNom and is hosted on the same IP (184.174.84.2) as […]

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The 10 most abused Top Level Domains in September 2016

Domain and IP security sentinel, SpamHaus, keeps track of the abusive behavior of gTLDs and TLDs in general. To quantify its results, SpamHaus utilizes a quasi-scientific methodology, that weighs the percentage of abusive domains that exist in a given TLD. In August, it was clear that .XYZ is nowhere to be seen among the 10 […]

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SpamHaus : Is .XYZ the most abused new gTLD ?

Dot .XYZ has accumulated a long history of controversy; from its launch two years ago, to its adoption for Google’s Alphabet project, to the penny promotion for its 2nd anniversary. With more than 6.4 million registered .XYZ domains, the brainchild of CEO and founder, Daniel Negari, began with the acquisition of XYZ.com for $50,000 dollars, […]

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Spamhaus July 2016 update : The 10 most abused TLDs

Spamhaus generates and publishes a variety of lists, in an effort to fight back at malicious content and spam related to domain names, IP addresses and web sites. A new list that was released by Spamhaus, updates the top 10 most abused domain TLDs. Says Spamhaus: “Top Level Domain (TLD) registries which allow registrars to […]

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.XYZ domains : When you sell domains at $0.01 you become a spam enabler

The .XYZ Registry might be issuing disclaimers regarding malware and spam – to be reported and taken care of – but such an approach is not very kosher. Imagine a world where the default is to be spammed first, and be removed from the spam list only after you complained about it. Like the Greek […]

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Garbage domain inquiries : The Chinese robo-spammer “vvdomain@126.com”

We’ve been covering the various types of domain-related spam, that affects many domain investors and started this series with the similar domain spam. Garbage domain inquiries can affect your daily productivity, by camouflaging as references to domains you own. Mike Berkens once said it’d take two hours to go through email spam from China, every […]

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Domain crime : How Heather Kennedy and Insticator.co won the Spammer of the Year award

Who doesn’t hate spammers? They are the scum of the earth. Every once in a while, we award the Phuckstick of the Year award, to the most persistent douchebag. This year’s award doesn’t go to the Chinese domain robo-spammer, or even the clueless marketers of dot .GDN. Heather Kennedy of a company called Insticator.co wins […]

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