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Bad .Men at .Work. Please Don’t .Click Web site names ending in new top-level domains

Labeled as new gtlds in Domain Industry News started by lovedomains, Jun 12, 2018.

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  1. lovedomains

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    Web site names ending in new top-level domains (TLDs) like .men, .work and .click are some of the riskiest and spammy-est on the Internet, according to experts who track such concentrations of badness online. Not that there still aren’t a whole mess of nasty .com, .net and .biz domains out there, but relative to their size (i.e. overall number of domains) these newer TLDs are far dicier to visit than most online destinations.

    There are many sources for measuring domain reputation online, but one of the newest is The 10 Most Abused Top Level Domains list, run by Spamhaus.org. Currently at the #1 spot on the list (the worst) is .men: Spamhaus says of the 65,570 domains it has seen registered in the .men TLD, more than half (55 percent) were “bad.”

    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/06/bad-men-at-work-please-dont-click/



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  2. domains21

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    #NotAll.men Sorry, couldn't resist.

    I am surprised that .work and .loan are in amongst this but then again I guess they are very open to being used to scam and commit fraud by trying to pass themselves off as authentic companies.
     
  3. HotKey

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  4. MapleDots

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    HeHe

    Not as bad as the Canadian Prime Minister though...

    There is a special place reserved for him in HELL according to Washington.

    I'm surprised they did not add .ca to that list :xf.laugh: :xf.laugh: :xf.laugh:

    PS. I hear criticizing Canada is one of the leading causes of heart attacks :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
     
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  5. anantj

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    Thank you for sharing this. I gave you thanks for sharing the information and also wanted to give you a like for the creative title! :)
     
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  6. MasterOfMyDomains

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    Out of the .top 10 @DOMAIN ILLUMINATI .top .tops them all in the number of bad domains.
    .top Badness Index: 5.65 Domains seen: 351,442
    Bad domains: 165,277 (47.0%)

    Sometimes being on.top is bad @DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    Thanks for sharing this info
     
  7. cronaldo

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    Thank you for sharing this info
     
  8. lock

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    Any domain that is going to sell for 99c is going to be spammed that is also business.
     
  9. Darren C

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    I bought a domain just so I could say “nows.top”it 😉there are actually quite a few decent .top sales .....oh and try and find a 4L.top they are rarer than hens teeth .
     
  10. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Gold Account

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    To save me my time in this redundant discussion, I will (exceptionaly) reply here with the same post which I made alreadyyy in another thread*, normally it should help you to understand - if it won't help you, I can't help you:

     
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  11. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols My name is Joe and I am Canadian! VIP

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    Just be careful if you're going to use those sales as justification for investing in .top... 90%+ of those sales are by the registry. Actual aftermarket sales of the .top extension are pretty terrible.
     
  12. briguy

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    Thinking (dot)men is listed as #1 as of this posting,simply because it fits into the "porn" industry..
     
  13. Darren C

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    I can see how registry sales would make up the majority ,but i also checked out expired domains and out of the thousands of 4L .tops I checked using the filters all of them had been registered ,only time will tell if .top will provide any sort of value in the long run but even if the resale is not there the fact is registry have sold premium domains for good money ,the point I’m making is yes I beleive the majority of .top domains will never get good prices but great .top domains with high value subject and keywords will still be a good commodity though they may never compete dollar wise to an established tld.
     
  14. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols My name is Joe and I am Canadian! VIP

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    I do agree that .top names with in-demand keywords can indeed sell for good money (no more or less so than any ngTLD with strong keywords).

    The 4L rarity in .top speaks to me more of hopeful Chinese investors than of an actual demand. There was a crazy run of 5L .com names with patterns back in 2016, but nothing much came of that. Probably these investors are hoping for a pump 'n dump scenario where they hype the market and sell all their names at a modest profit to others who think they're getting in on a new land rush.
     
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  16. UnparalleledDomains

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    Thank you for sharing this helpful information, but I really like .men :xf.wink: ... not a big fan of .work though :shy:
     

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