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Report Examines “Hotspots” Across The Internet In Top Level Domains, Registration Patterns, And Hosting Locations

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DomainTools research finds new generic top level domains (gTLDs) are hotspots for malicious activity

London, UK – DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today released their 2017 DomainTools Report, looking at the various “hotspots” of malicious or abusive activity across the internet. The report examines four domain characteristics: generic Top Level Domains, Whois privacy provider, free email provider and IP geolocation.

The DomainTools research team analysed the generic top level domains (gTLDs) with the highest concentrations of malicious activity. Their research found that .science had the highest concentration of bad domains, followed by .study and .racing. None of the 2017 most malicious Top Level Domains were in meaningful operation in 2015.

Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools said: “We expect a lot of churn for the foreseeable future as the Top Level Domain space continues to expand, but that…

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