TLD Mania

ICANN is issuing new top level domains faster than I can create new spam filters to stop the trash coming from the likes of .top, .download, ,mobi, .date, .xyz, .click, .rocks, .wang ….

Supposedly, there really are legitimate web sites using these TLDs, but I personally have yet to actually SEE any of them. The ONLY reason I even know most of these exist is the sudden appearance of a ton of spam from each one of them.

I administer the filters for a number of email addresses, and some of the owners have not been as careful as others and their email address has gotten on some spammer’s list. And once you are on one, you will shortly be on scores of them.

I have yet to see a legitimate email from ANY of the new TLDs.

ICANN thought all these new TLDs would be a great idea, a real boon to the internet. Well, they certainly have been a boon to ICANN and a bunch of shady businesses which are making mucho dinero off their creations! For the rest of us, they are more of a… I’ll be polite and say nuisance.

It’s time for ICANN to pull in the reins, maybe even start phasing out the use of some of the new TLDs. For those legitimate websites (if there really are any) with one of these fad TLDs, my advise would be to give it up get a real TLD. Then I might actually visit you.

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