According to SecureList.com there is one group that is taking to the new gtlds, that group is spammers. Stating that spammers and cybercriminals have found the new strings to be an excellent tool to promote illegal campaigns.
It is a pretty extensive article that is filled with examples, I am sure this will rally the anti new gtld participants to say, “We told you so” I am sure the pro new g crowd will see it as propaganda or a paid piece. SecureList is published by Kaspersky Lab.
From the article:
Spammers and cybercriminals were quick to react: for them new domains are an excellent tool for promoting illegitimate campaigns. As a result, new domain zones almost immediately became an arena for the large-scale distribution of advertising spam, phishing and malicious emails. Cybercriminals either registered domains to spread spam mass mailings, hacked existing sites to place spam pages, or used these and other web resources in chains that redirect users to spam sites.
According to our observations, email traffic in Q1 2015 saw a considerable increase in the number of new domains that sent out spam of different content. In general there wasn’t much connection between the theme of the spam and the domain name, but in some cases there was an evident logical connection between them. For example, emails sent from the .work domains contained offers to carry out various types of work such as household maintenance, construction or equipment installation. Many of the messages from the .science domains were advertising schools that offer distance learning, colleges to train nurses, criminal lawyers and other professionals.
Read the full article on Secure List