18 Feb '15, 5pm

.Top domain apparently using spam to get to the Top

New TLD registry sends spam to people who have registered other new TLDs. How do you get attention for your new top level domain name in a crowded field? One new top level domain name company has apparently resorted to sending lots of unsolicited email — and likely scraping Whois to do it. .Top is currently ranked #9 in terms of registrations, surely helped by a 99 cent price tag at some registrars. The company behind it, Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co., Ltd., is also raising awareness by sending spam to people who own other domain names. Check your spam folder, and you might see what I mean. I’ve received multiple emails from the registry, pitching .top domain names and referring me to registrars that carry .top (such as 1&1) to register the domain names. At first I figured I was on a list because of this blog, but the address one of the emails was sent to is mo...

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