Inc. announced today the publication of the third NameSentry
NameSpace Quality Report. The report measures the comparative safety
of the Internet's largest Top Level Domains (TLDs) by measuring the
concentration of spam, phishing, botnets, and malware in each TLD from
January 2013 to March 2014. The research is based on data from the
NameSentry? Abuse Detection and Mitigation Service, which tracks abuse
across the Internet's namespace. The report rates and ranks the 72
largest TLDs, which together account for 99% of domain names on the
Internet. The findings indicate a significant increase in abuse over
2013, with the number of domain names added to abuse
blocklists increasing from 62% from January 2013 to December of 2013.
Virtually all domain names added to these blocklists were registered
specifically to perpetrate abuse, underlining the preference of bad
actors to register, use, and then move on to other new domain names. At
least 5.0% of newly registered domain names are being used to perpetrate
security threats during their initial year of existence. The NameSentry
NameSpace Quality Report is freely available for download at www.architelos.com/namesentry.
NameSpace Quality Index (NQI) and Biggest Winners and Losers
The concept of NQI introduced in the first report, established a
consistent and transparent means to measure relative safety. NQI
measures the relative concentration of abusive domain names in any given
namespace. Specifically, NQI is measured by the number of unique 2nd
level or 3rd level domains that were flagged for at least one type of
abuse, per million domains under management. Less than 100 abuses per
million receives a "Green/Excellent" rating, while more than 10,000
abuses per million receives a "Red/Risk" rating.
Of the 72 TLDs, 58% score a rating of "Yellow/Good", 25% score
"Orange/Caution", 14% score "Red/Risk", and only 3% score
"Green/Excellent". The top ranked or safest TLDs were .tel and .ch,
while the bottom two TLDs were .mobi and .asia. The analysis also covers
significant changes in NQI for 72 TLDs and the resulting change in rank
compared to the report published in November of 2013. The biggest winner
was the .de country code TLD (Germany) who improved from a rank of 54 in
Nov 2013 to a rank of 16 in Mar 2014. The biggest loser was .ws country
code TLD (Samoa) with a 2013% decline.
About Architelos, Inc.
Inc. provides SaaS-based TLD managed services solutions, and
strategic consulting for clients in the domain name (DNS) industry.
NameSentry?, a patent-pending abuse detection and mitigation
service, is the second SaaS based service launched by the company, after
Business Case Builder in 2011. Architelos is unique in having over 30
years of experience in building, launching, and managing multi-million
name gTLDs. Clients include new gTLDs, as well as existing generic Top
Level Domain (gTLD) and Country Code (ccTLD) registries. Architelos has
locations in Leesburg (VA), Los Angeles (CA), Toronto (Canada) and
Dublin (Ireland), as well as data centers in Toronto and Los Angeles.
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