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Fake #Patagonia : How scammers use cheap #domains to spread #counterfeit products

Selling counterfeit products is easy-peasy, as long as your initial investment is low. Scammers achieve that by registering very cheap domains, and there are some TLDs notorious for their cheap promos. Quite often, some domain Registries partner with Registrars and discount domains in the sub $2 dollar range. How is profit made? From that arrangement, […]

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Dot .TOP #domains top #SpamHaus list of most abused #TLDs

SpamHaus, a global keeper of domain and IP violations, maintains a list of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. How does SpamHaus measure that type of negative performance among domain extensions? The abusive behavior of domain TLDs is calculated as the ratio of abusive domains that exist in a given […]

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Battle of the new gTLDs: .XYZ back on top, as .TOP hits bottom

The fight for the gTLD roster continues, and dot .XYZ is back at the top spot, after losing it temporarily to China-heavy .TOP. Dot .XYZ went through its “cleansing” period, having lost the majority of its penny promo campaign a year later. During that time, it fell to spot #2 and .TOP rose to the […]

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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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