Godaddy.com & Oversee.net Both Make HostExploit’s “Top 50 Bad Hosts & Networks” List

HostExpolit publishes a quarterly list entitled “The To 50 Bad Hosts & Networks” and for the list just published today for the 1st quarter of 2012, both Godaddy.com and Oversee.com made the list.

Godaddy.com came in at number 40 overall on the top 50 worst list.

Oversee.net came in at number 49 overall, but was ranked number 5 in the world for “Badware”.

That’s actual and improvement for Oversee.net which was listed as number 1 in the world for “BadWare” in the last report for 4th Q of 2011 .

HostExploit analyzed all 40,000+ publicly-advertised Autonomous Systems (including web hosts, commercial networks and registrars) for things including:

MaliciousURL

Badware

Botnets

Exploit Servers

Spam

Phishing

You can check out the whole report by clicking here

 

Comments

  1. Jp says

    Who is host exploit anyway? And of course GoDaddy will be on lists from time to time. They have such a gage share of the market in comparison to everyone else.

  2. says

    I wrote a post about this today.

    I also argued on Rick’s board that Oversee, Moniker and GoDaddy were liabilities because of the slide show the Verizon lawyer was showing to Congress and other corporate CEOs. On every case of fraud they showcased, those names popped off the page and became flags that painted everyone else associated with them as squatters and crooks.

    It really pays to have a lawyer help you set up your domain biz from the outset so you have offense to defend UDRPs and know where you are betting your whole operation on providers that can deliver and support. Cheap hosting and coupon domains end up costing more.

    Howard Neu set me up at Register.com. I got a rep and cut a deal that’s not much more than the cheap places. The benefit is that they have corporate accounts, so by association you are a good guy and pass the security filters on the web system that flag and discredit the names mentioned above.

    They didn’t sell to a foreign interest, rather they bought their biggest competitor where even more and better corporate accounts live. The difference is investing in a company that invests in you rather then a dress and dump plan to enrich themselves.

    A lot of that fraud Mike describe’s happens on domains you own and park there and you can be liable. Think about email, sub-domains etc.

    Never a problem on Register.com and always swift transfer and personal service. Plus when I parked on Register.com, I got no revenue but when I showed the sites to end users the banners register booked on them were from American Express and GM. To the end user, looks like wow this guy has gotten big names behind this name- must have value.

    Contractors have lured me to some of those other places and I had big losses. Problems with transfers in fact one domain that can never be transferred even if I sell it. Who’s ever read the service agreements. I’ve pointed that out on .TV etc.

    Same reason I go with Blogger. No plugins updates or tech knowledge. No cost. Seo automatic and superior. Moreover your address is a Google server so again instead of guilt by association you have privilege by association.

    The wild west days are long gone. This is now a serious and real business full of liabilities and security issues. The big guys have all addressed these issues.

    There is a reason KKR bought into GoDaddy. I know those guys and how they think because our family has done deals with them. I suspect that pieces will be sold off and at the end of the day the one asset they wanted- the brand- will name the super cloud computer that replaces your PC and competes with iCloud.

    Next year’s SuperBowl commercial will take all the equity in the GoDaddy name to get attention and launch this invention with a sales message that closes. It will probably be scraped together from scraps of Yahoo and AOL bought at fire sale prices because the value is not in those functions as they stand, but as an integrated package of value none of the previous owners could achieve on their own.

    500 million accounts at $100/mo locked into wall garden browsers (like iTunes) is a far better business than a bunch of domainers at $7 a year.

    Better read the service contract. There are 100s of tricks and traps that they can enforce to simply take your domains away as theirs.

    Ps. That Verizon lady hasn’t given up. In fact she’s going to get Congress to license and regulate site owners via courses and testing and other benchmarks that will kill domaining for the masses.

  3. Louise says

    “Moniker and GoDaddy were liabilities because of the slide show the Verizon lawyer was showing to Congress and other corporate CEOs. On every case of fraud they showcased, those names popped off the page.”

    Moniker won’t play ball with Verisign, is why Verisign maligns it. Godaddy must have had a falling out with those people. Bob Parsons has publicly called Verisign a “monopoly” and objected to the 7% increases.

    @ Owen, This is the list of Registrars Verisign partners with on premium dot tvs:

    MarkMonitor Inc
    007Names, Inc.
    IP Mirror Pte Ltd. dba IP MIRROR
    DYNADOT, LLC
    Catalog.com, Inc.
    Ascio Technologies, Inc.
    Key-Systems GmbH
    FBS Inc.
    Gabia, Inc.
    Nom IQ Ltd (DBA Com Laude)
    DotArai Co,. Ltd.
    Gandi SAS
    Name.net, LLC
    NameScout Corp
    eNom, Inc.
    HTTP.NET INTERNET GMBH
    DirectNic Ltd.
    TotalRegistrations
    Soluciones Corporativas IP, LLC
    Web Business, LLC.
    DOMAINCONTEXT, INC.
    REG2C.COM, INC.
    Domain Monkeys, LLC
    INDOM
    Imperial Registrations, Inc.
    SpotDomain, LLC
    Name.com
    1 API GmbH
    PSI-USA, Inc. dba Domain Robot
    Regional Network Information Center, JSC dba RU-CENTER
    Aim High!, Inc. dba Get Yer Name

    My preference is to stick with Registrars NOT named on the above list. I don’t want some secret relationship to undermine the trust and security I place in the Registrar which holds my intellectual property.

    I copied the list from looking up the website of a dot tv for which there is no WhosIs available on Domaintools or Moniker. The dot tv is considered, “premium” by Verisign, and must be registered through one of the above.

  4. says

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    “Howard Neu set me up at Register.com. I got a rep and cut a deal that’s not much more than the cheap places. The benefit is that they have corporate accounts, so by association you are a good guy and pass the security filters on the web system that flag and discredit the names mentioned above.”

    If you’re smart you’ll check to make sure that Register.com is not wildcarding your subdomains. If you use their nameservers, they do this as a default setting.

    I discovered this on one of my websites. The A Record contained this: “*.Example.com points to (Register.com’s parking page IP).” This means that every subdomain term, including porn and TMs, was redirected to THEIR parking page.

    More about this on Namepros:

    http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-discussion/753115-register-com-beware-wildcarding-your-subdomains.html

    I’ll never register another domain with Register; with their high prices, one would expect more respect for their customers’ property.

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  5. Louise says

    @Ms. Domainer said:

    I’ll never register another domain with Register; with their high prices, one would expect more respect for their customers’ property.

    More power to @Owen Frager for having a reputation and a blog, as preferential treatment is delegated by the Registrars to famous domain bloggers, such as Elliot and Andrew. Believe me, the Registrars know who the big-name bloggers are, and they wouldn’t DREAM of annoying the high profile bloggers who offer unfiltered feedback to the masses, is my opinion.

  6. 3D is my life, is it yours too says

    Thanks Louise for pointing out Owen’s post, I had not read it earlier. Let me just start by saying, WTF was that.

    Holy smokes, Go Daddy selling off the domain business and then combining with AOL and Yahoo to sell cloud services.

    500 million accounts paying $100 a month? Huh?

    Robert Cline, where are you, we need you to bring an informed opinion to this thread.

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