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.top's fantastic rise to the top of the spam charts!

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brandnow

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vicho

.TOP Staff
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Thanks for pointing this out.

.Top Registry is now working very closely with SSAC(Security and Stability Advisory Committee) and several other abuse domain monitor service providers on fighting abusive domains. We and our registrar partners take down bad domains immediately after the domains are proven abusive. And we also welcome everyone to help reporting abuse to [email protected] anytime. Thanks.
 

Kate

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Spam is going to be problematic for new extensions, even those that have low abuse rates will be affected, because they will be tarnished with the same brush unfairly.
Spam projects a bad image to the public.
When sysadmins begin to blacklist new extensions at server level to get rid of the abuse, they are going to become less useful than 'ordinary' domains.
If you can't send E-mail to the outside world because mail servers reject your domain, you have a problem. It's almost as if you had leprosy. When outsiders are telling you that your domain sucks it's pretty serious because it's very unusual.

PS: I'm sure that many webforms still do not recognize new extensions. Most rely on regex validation routines that are broken. For instance IDNs are not usually handled well.
 

brandnow

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I think that highlights the problems with giving away domains below 1$. It's like doing a deal with the devil. Your registration count will increase faster than any other TLD but your brand and reputation might take a hit that will be difficult to recover from even when you are #1. .xyz have the same problems.

Once you are perceived as a spam extension and get blocked the game is over. Hope they manage to avoid this.
 
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who is the first spam master ?

regards,

ps: saw it, o.k..°° download
 

1NiteStand

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very good point Kate about the webforms.

as for .top and spam rate.. I think a .best would blow it away
 

brandnow

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I think that highlights the problems with giving away domains below 1$. It's like doing a deal with the devil. Your registration count will increase faster than any other TLD but your brand and reputation might take a hit that will be difficult to recover from even when you are #1. .xyz have the same problems.

Once you are perceived as a spam extension and get blocked the game is over. Hope they manage to avoid this.

I do not think that is a necessary completely true fact. Look at .xyz (which is even more affordable) compared to .top

xyz = 8.4% bad (score 0.93)
com = 6.2% bad (score 0.76)

top = 43.1% bad (score 5.36)

Spammers clearly prefer .top!
 

brandnow

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Just thought I'd post this:
us = 18.9% bad (score 1.83)
xyz = 8.2% bad (score 0.91)

yep, .xyz is actually looking pretty good now.
 
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In some web usage surveys, the presence of .top links in a website's link graph is often an indication that the website has been compromised by a link injection hack aided by an out of date plugin. The promotion of low cost .top registrations has made it attractive for this kind of disposable domain name activity.

Regards...jmcc
 

HotKey

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I think that highlights the problems with giving away domains below 1$.

Agreed, bound to happen with the sale running for so long too. Once it comes time for regular renewal rates, may help a bit.


PS: I'm sure that many webforms still do not recognize new extensions. Most rely on regex validation routines that are broken. For instance IDNs are not usually handled well.

The internet is getting upgraded. I think we might need some new software.
 

briguy

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Surprised and relieved not to see any (dot)info's in the top ten list..

info = 6.8% bad (score 0.65)
 
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It hit #3.

#2 is well within sight as well.

Brad
 

Jurgen Wolf

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brandnow

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.top just reached #3 today. This is a new (low) milestone for .top.

also fast closing in on that #2 spot ;)