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#SpamAssassin and #domains : Which #TLDs are viewed as bad?

If you’re using SpamAssassin to manage your web site’s email traffic, you’re doing it right.

Billions of spam emails are being sent out every year, and the proliferation of new gTLDs has given cheap alternatives to legacy TLDs.

What are the ones SpamAssassin sees as the most potentially bad?

The Spam Assassin rule, KAM_SOMETLD_ARE_BAD_TLD is pointing to that. Currently, the values are:

.stream, .trade, .pw, .top, .press, .bid & .date

Which brings us to the understanding that while new gTLDs were introduced to expand the options for domain name registrants, some Registries that offered below cost pricing made these extensions a haven for spammers, phishers and other scammers.

New gTLDs are here.

The dot .PW case is unique, as it’s a ccTLD for Palau that has been turned into an alleged “Professional Web” acronym by certain domain Registrars.

Thousands of .PW domains were registered a few years ago, promoted as the next big opportunity but that market soon collapsed.


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