[At-Large] R: registration fantasies

Peter Thomassen pt at dothiv.org
Mon Jan 21 23:12:28 UTC 2013

.eu had serious problems with lots of domain names being registered for 
dubious purposes in the past.

So, sounds like the share of dubious domain names is quite high under 
.eu. In 2007, some analysis was done on this, and it turned out that 16% 
of the .eu domain names really were used to make content available (not 
only ads). This is pretty much 1:5.

Source (German):


On 01/21/2013 05:25 PM, John R. Levine wrote:
>> Are you sure that the ratio is 1:100 or even 1:1000?
> It's something like that.  Spammers and phishers register vast numbers of
> domains, and as far as I can tell, nobody else does since domain tasting
> went away.
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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