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On my email daily comes spam from .xyz sites. On your email comes too?

Labeled as discuss in gTLD Discussion, started by Igor Mironyuk, Dec 30, 2015

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  1. Igor Mironyuk

    Igor Mironyuk Established Member

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    Now when .xyz extension is available, on my email box comes spam from .xyz sites. I'm not alone who have such problem?
     
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  2. Chirag

    Chirag ProNames.in VIP

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    No you are not alone and its just not only XYZ but other extensions as well. Avoid posting your email address on public pages to avoid bots searching for email address crawling all over the internet
     
  3. asset.domains

    asset.domains Established Member

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    coming from .website, .co , .me , .com as well....
     
  4. Domain Lead Finder

    Domain Lead Finder Established Member

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    I seem to find a pattern with spam that correlates with domain extensions that are on sale. If that particular period is some sell-out of some extension it will probably be used by spammers to make a new snow shoe from that extension.
     
  5. ZapNano

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    i took a picture of the message; it says //offer.fbprize-cm.xyz
    Congratulations iPad User!
    You are selected by Google to be among the first few persons to win an iPhone 6s or other Google prizes! This free gift is exclusively only for loyal Apple users in United +States
    Please confirm that you are the owner of this iPad phone by clicking Ok.

    Every time I logg in it blocked the screen. It would not allow me to open other sites or views, it was blocking screen for days. It would not leave front screen. Then it was also stranged I received a black reddish dot icon. And it says delete dot com. Has any has knowledge or experienced with this issues? I have a feeling this activities was all negative.
     
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  7. Tank

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    .xyz, .com, .biz, .net, .org.... they all have spammers.. i get daily spam mail from [email protected] com and xxxx.FEDEX.gmail.com dues this imply to beware of Google, FED EX and gmail?
    Hate the player, not the game ;)
     
  8. ZapNano

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    I'm not sure where it came from; I have gmail. But this kind of unwanted uninvited activities it's just an inappropriate behavior. I wish there are some site out there that will track this kind of activities. And I hate both player & games. I don't have time for this kind of behavior. Why are you blocking my screen? Preventing me from moving on with my business. It is just so unacceptable behavior. And this kind of activities should be stop and penalized!
     
  9. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Got a few spams from .xyz... that's what happens with cheap extensions. In fact, my limited experience with .xyz can be summed up as receiving spam, and I am not the only one.
     
  10. Chirag

    Chirag ProNames.in VIP

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    [​IMG]

    should I blame verisign now for keeping .com around $10 and not around $100 ?

    Its nothing about cheap domains brah. I have never received a spam from .xyz extentsion, if my memory serves me right.
     
  11. ramkumaritrvs

    ramkumaritrvs Happiest man in the world PRO VIP

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    .biz criticized before & now .xyz :!:
     
  12. pmax

    pmax Established Member

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    All this talk about spam on a particular extension except dotcom is just weird.
    Because most of the spam I get in my many email address end with .com.
    That includes the junk offering web services pounding my inbox every time I register a new domain.
     
  13. Chirag

    Chirag ProNames.in VIP

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    I get like 10 emails+smses per day. I just delete them
     
  14. Tank

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    I will go to my yahoo account which I have not checked in a year and was at 99999+ unread back then. I will count a few hundred spams and see who the winning extension is.. All this is just bashing extensions other than .com I get it. Com is King :) (which I agree)
    BUT
    I am willing to bet my spam mail count will place .com as king as well..
     
  15. Igor Mironyuk

    Igor Mironyuk Established Member

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    You should be careful: these spam emails may contain viruses and malware.
     
  16. Alessandro Couteau

    Alessandro Couteau Top Contributor VIP

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    Finally another intelligent individual and that's alright if you don't invest in XYZ but the fact that someone decided to create a thread based off spam reports in their email box because of XYZ is just "funny to say the least."
     
  17. SpareDomains

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    Ditto, get quite a bit of spam from .XYZ. Give domains away and for cheap and they become the spammers choice. They should adopt that as their slogan...

    .XYZ - The Spammers Choice!
     
  18. Alessandro Couteau

    Alessandro Couteau Top Contributor VIP

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    Another hater; throwing ten thousand dollars in the trash because it's covered in $&!#

    And you can quote that.
     
  19. SpareDomains

    SpareDomains Jay VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I hate any extension given away free or sold for change as they turn into spam machines.

    And you can quote that.
     
  20. 21x20

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    We blocked all .xyz domains from email about a year ago or more. Shortly after it came out and the spam inundation began.

    The difference, of course, between .com spam and .xyz spam is that legitimate email comes in from .com, but not from .xyz -- it's just all spam.
     
  21. Alessandro Couteau

    Alessandro Couteau Top Contributor VIP

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    Haha. Listen you gotta give a taste for their to be some attention. Was their a lot of attention, yes. But their will be a time for this to be madeup; trust me on that. You can think drug users who tried coke for the first time would just sling some money into the dealers hand without a taste. Lol. How would they know. Now I do agree that the bag was opened a little bit longer but again the attention brings publicity ...
     
  22. Alessandro Couteau

    Alessandro Couteau Top Contributor VIP

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    Or something you'd rather not read.
     
  23. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    All I'm saying is that the few times people are exposed to .xyz, it is in a negative manner.
    This is bad for the image of the TLD. If people perceive that .xyz is a spammers' nest, they will dismiss it as not legitimate (another .biz or something).
    Of course you could replace .xyz with .top or .pw.

    Cheap extensions are typically abused by spammers. Pursuing an aggressive growth strategy through cheap prices comes at a price: credibility.
     
  24. Alessandro Couteau

    Alessandro Couteau Top Contributor VIP

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    The same can be said about gun companies. "Just because I sell you a gun doesn't mean you need to go out and murder innocent people."

    "Just because I sell my extensions so cheap, doesn't mean you need to go out and spam innocent people."
     
  25. SpareDomains

    SpareDomains Jay VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Let's talk more about your coke usage :laugh: Kidding

    I get the concept give it away to get a user base but if your inbox leads to 100% spam from the extension and people set filters to block the extension then a few bad apples ruin it for anyone legitimate so a sale is okay but I personally would never give away an extension or sell it for .99 etc... as then you know who will be buying them up=Spammers

    Hammer, Nail, Head
     

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