Could ICANN just do it properly, admit they're all about the money, and set up the following:
That should make everyone's lives easier, and of course increase their bonus pot - which is far more important.
The .science domain has become a “hotspots” of malicious or abusive activity on the internet, according to a new study out Tuesday. DNS-based cyber threat intelligence DomainTools found that .science had the highest concentration of bad domains, followed by .study and .racing. None of the 2017's most malicious generic Top …
ICANN are making money, but so are the people who own the TLDs - by failing to remove dodgy TLDs are they not somehow complicit? And involved in a conspiracy to defraud, which tends to be illegal.
In the case of .science we have "Famous Four Media (Domain Venture Partners) is a prominent applicant in ICANN's New gTLD Program. It has applied for 60 generic TLDs. In addition to its main headquarters in Gibraltar, the company also has operations in London and New York" (ICANNWiki)
Surely the legal authorities in Gibraltar (or London, or NY) can kick a bit of buttock?
You seem unreasonably optimistic if these domains are being used for scamming then anything under a couple of thousand makes them cheap.
ICANN should simply evaluate this vanity project and refuse to renew the majority of these stupid TLDs when they come up for it. Apart from tourism: .berlin, .bayern, .quebec, etc. the only one that looked useful was .club, though even that makes more sense wrapped by a country's TLD.
Spam got so bad that I ended up just blocking all email from vanity TLD's.
I used my first one last week. A new customer has a .plumbing domain. I work in the building services trade - though was a bit surprised as we're at the commercial end of things, and I'd have thought that TLD was more aimed at the bloke after a tradesmen to fix his boiler market.
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