New report shows that spammers love some of the cheap new domain name options.
Spammers churn through a lot of domain names. As soon as deliverability sinks with one, they move on to the next.
That might explain this chart in Architelos’ June NameSentry Abuse Report:
The bulk of improper use of new top level domain names is spam, and this chart shows which new TLDs are being abused the most.
See a pattern here? All of the big ones are cheap domains. In fact, all of the domains on this chart can be picked up for $2 or less at some registrars (although some only through limited time specials).
If a spammer needs to cycle though 1,000 domains this week, paying $2 per domain vs. $8 makes a bit difference.
You can view the entire NameSentry report here (pdf).