October 2015


virusWe have received several reports from clients who had received an e-mail claiming their domain name to be suspended. It looks like not just our clients are being targeted, as we are seeing other registrars sending out similar warnings.

The e-mail seems to come from the abuse contact in the public whois of your domain name (something like for example), but is actually sent by spammers who try to send you a virus.

As you might know, the past two years many new extensions were added on the Internet, the so called new gTLDs. A study by Blue Coat now warns about several of these new extensions. According to them, these extensions are dangerous because they engage in phishing or spam. However here are some thoughts before you decide, based on this study, to not register your domain under certain extensions on the basis of this study.