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[nanog] Re: Avalanche botnet takedown
According to a 2015 paper, 85% of new gTLDs domains was some form
of parking, defensive redirect, unused, etc:
On 15:02 01/12, J. Hellenthal wrote:
> 99% ? That's a pretty high figure there.
> Jason Hellenthal,
> Systems & Network Admin,
> Mobile: 0x9CA0BD58,
> On Dec 1, 2016, at 14:56, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 05:34:26PM -0000, John Levine wrote:
> > [...] 800,000 domain names used to control it.
> 1. Which is why abusers are registrars' best customers and why
> (some) registrars work so very hard to support and shield them.
> 2. As an aside, I've been doing a little research project for a
> few years, focused on domains. I've become convinced that *at least*
> 99% of domains belong to abusers: spammers, phishers, typosquatters,
> malware distributors, domaineers, combinations of these, etc.
> In the last year, I've begun thinking that 99% is a serious underestimate.
> (And it most certainly is in some of the new gTLDs.)
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