Domains ending in .men, .work and .click are some of the riskiest and spam generating domains on the Internet according to experts who keeps track on such shady domains.
You might be getting spam from .com, .net and .biz domains but compared to above the spamming is relatively lesser compared to their size (i.e. overall number of domains) these newer TLDs are far more dangerous to visit than most online TLDs.
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.”
Every year Symantec list of the “shadiest” TLDs in the hope of changing surfing behavior on internet. Occasionally, it works and a TLD registry will reach out to ask how to screen out some these TLds. More often, though, the abuse continues as Internet scammers and hackers are far ahead in this game. But at least folks outside of our customer base now have some additional warning about the risks they face while going to these risky domains TLDs.
Spamhaus says TLD registries that allow registrars to sell high volumes of domains to professional spammers and malware operators in essence aid and abet the plague of abuse on the Internet.
“Some registrars and resellers knowingly sell high volumes of domains to these actors for profit, and many registries do not do enough to stop or limit this endless supply of domains,” Spamhaus’ World’s Most Abused TLDs page explains.
Security firm Symantec in March 2018 published its own Top 20 list of Shady TLDs: