Newly launched .zip already looks dodgy (1 Viewing)

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A trawl through the latest zone file for Google’s newly launched .zip gTLD reveals that it is likely to be used in malware and phishing attacks.


.zip is of course also a filename extension used by the ZIP archive format, often used to compress and email multiple files at once, and many domains registered in the .zip gTLD in the last few days seem ready to capitalize on that potential for confusion.

Domain Incite » Newly launched .zip already looks dodgy
 
Seriously, google should have more common sense than to launch this.

Such a trusted service will be abused for sure because people will assume .zip is a file extension.

This is going to be a massive cluster fart. :eek:
 
Even the other ones they released with this are not that great
.foo
.mov
.phd
.nexus
.esq
.prof
 

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