Home » Archive by category Spam

DomainTools names and shames bad TLDs

The “bad” domains have something in common. Cybersecurity company DomainTools has published its Spring 2022 Report, naming and shaming top level domains that it says are overrepresented for badness. Rather than rank by absolute numbers of malware, phishing, and spam domains, DomainTools analyzed the prevalence of usage compared to the number of domains registered. And […]

Post link: DomainTools names and shames bad TLDs

© DomainNameWire.com 2022. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

DNS Abuse Institute launches centralized DNS abuse reporting service

NetBeacon promises to make abuse reports easier for both parties. DNS Abuse Institute has launched NetBeacon, which it calls the first-ever centralized DNS abuse reporting service. NetBeacon promises to make it easier for domain registrars and registries to receive and handle abuse complaints. It provides these entities with a centralized submission point that enhances complaints. […]

Post link: DNS Abuse Institute launches centralized DNS abuse reporting service

© DomainNameWire.com 2022. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

The innocent victims of DNS abuse complaints

It’s easy to advocate for fast takedowns, but that can hurt legitimate businesses. On February 20, 2020, Domain Name Wire was down. Anyone who operates a website knows that horrible feeling of finding out your site is down and not being able to understand what’s happening. My day got worse as it progressed. It turned […]

Post link: The innocent victims of DNS abuse complaints

© DomainNameWire.com 2022. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Registrars battle spammers as Whois data goes away

Spammers and scammers have to get creative to contact domain name owners. This month, a GoDaddy customer received an email shortly after registering a domain name. We’ll call the domain example.com for this story. Subject: example.com isn’t registered yet The message suggested it was in some way coming from GoDaddy. Which it sort of was, […]

Post link: Registrars battle spammers as Whois data goes away

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Indian businesses furious about domain spam!

Businesses in India’s Hyderabad district are complaining to the ministry of Corporate Affairs, over an influx of domain sourced spam. Hundreds of small business operators, ranging from mom and pop shops to large hardware stores are receiving a ba...
Continue reading

Blocked an entire TLD for the spam it produced

There is a tremendous amount of spam circulating 24/7 and domain investors often receive hundreds of emails daily. In recent years I’ve identified the two primary reasons unsolicited email has increased in volume: Cheap, throwaway domain names, a...
Continue reading