SURBL now posting abuse statistics for TLD's
Last Updated: 2009-11-03 02:36:58 UTC
by Andre Ludwig (Version: 1)
Well it looks like the busy guys over at surbl have created an interesting new feature. They are now publishing spam domain totals based on most abused TLD's. This of course is rather interesting given the current state of the Registry world, and some of ICANN's ideas on new TLD's. There is really very little surprise on the results of which domains are in the top 10, hopefully this sort of data will continue to spur the registry industry to look at implementing procedures to deal with abuse in their TLD's. It should be noted that these figures are not tracking the volume of spam, but merely the number of domains that are seen in spam messages.
Link to page: http://www.surbl.org/tld-subtotals.head
A quick quote from their website about this new feature.
11/2/2009: SURBL has added a report of Most Abused TLDs. This is a daily count of the TLDs most commonly appearing in SURBL data and is an indication of relative abuse levels. The TLD .cn is disproportionately represented, most likely due to persistent and widespread abuse by the "Canadian Pharmacy" botnet-using spam gang.
Snapshot results as of Tuesday Nov 3rd 1:13 GMT:
237926 com 72591 cn 34818 net 18994 info 6986 us 3342 org 3329 ru 2966 at 1534 eu 1501 es 1265 biz 995 uk 941 in 687 sg 545 pl 432 de 237 im 216 hk 192 cd 175 cc
.cn is China. Canada is .ca. China's stats probably are lower than actual. :-)
Nov 6th 2009
1 decade ago