Blue Coat, a company that develops network security software, recently published a report on the amount of shady activity associated with top-level domains (TLDs) on the Internet. Examples of TLDs are .com, .net, and country-specific domains like .ca and .us.
A few years ago, a new batch of TLDs was introduced, including .zip, .review and .country. At the time, ICANN said the changes would “unleash the global human imagination.” Well, as was widely predicted, many of those new TLDs are apparently being used almost exclusively in connection with all kinds of malicious activity. Apparently it was mostly the imagination of criminals that was unleashed.