Top Level Domains = Top Level Phishers

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has decided to cheer us up with the fresh new extensions, such as .guru, .email and .support. The only trouble here is that the TLDs or top level domains are something irresistible for top phishers just like blood in the water for sharks.

How and what do we know about it? Well, it seems that the very first customers standing in line are the phishers themselves. Yes, busy little bees, they are. Do you remember when the .biz top level domain hit the Internet? The bad guys were the very first customers. Here is one more nice example.

Can you dare to guess what kinds of troubles and frauds you can cause with the skillful missus of the .pharmacy top level domain? The ICANN can focus its attention a little bit more on the security and protection, rather than only on the customer’s satisfaction. There has to be something we can do.

Anti-phishing measures should follow automatically each new release of the top level domain. On the other side, we need to make sure that only the people with justified causes and honest intentions acquire the new top level domains. How to achieve all these things? Well, that is a homework for all of us.

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