The latest Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief noted that the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for Tokelau's ccTLD, .TK entered the top ten largest top level domain rankings as the seventh largest, moving ahead of .NL (Netherlands) which moved from seventh to eighth. It also sees .TK becoming the world's third largest ccTLD behind .DE (Germany) and .UK (United Kingdom).
Most people may use a search engine to go to their website of choice, but there are still some internet users who go to at least some of their websites by typing in the domain name, and the most popular type-in is Facebook.com followed by Google.com.
And if you want to typosquat a domain name, the best domain name to have is Faceboook.com. 3669
The tightening of registration policies for .CN domain names by CNNIC has seen a rapid decline in the number of phishers using .CN domain names and an increase in the use of other top level domains and services, and in particular the CO.CC sub-domain and .TK country code TLD. 3639
According to Anti-Phishing Alliance of China, by October 30, 2008 it had suspended the domain names of more than 300 Chinese phishing websites with the help of the anti-phishing system based on the .CN domain names reports ChinaTechNews.com. 1947
[news release] The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), in consultation with the ICANN Registrar Constituency and several domain name registrars, has published a "best practices" advisory for registrars to help them implement mechanisms to make it more difficult to register and use domains for illicit uses such as phishing, a confidence scheme used to dupe consumers out of personal financial information. 1895
For all the good of the internet, like probably any thing, place or activity, there is also a dark side. This article from Law.com looks at the bad side of the internet and gives a layman's description of the nefarious ways in which domain names, and the internet in a wider sense, are used. 1792