Risks and Opportunities: Exploring the Impact of Google's New TLDs

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In its expansion of top-level domains (TLDs), Google Registry has introduced eight new domains, including .dad, .phd, .prof, .esq, .foo, .nexus, .zip, and .mov. These additions aim to cater to various interests such as dads, graduates, tech enthusiasts, and professionals. However, the introduction of the .zip and .mov domains has triggered a lively debate among experts regarding their potential impact on the internet and web security as a whole. These concerns stem from the potential misuse of these domains by threat actors for phishing attacks and malware delivery. As organizations navigate this evolving landscape, raising awareness about the associated risks and providing guidance on maintaining online security becomes crucial. While these domains have been available since 2014, their recent general availability allows anyone to purchase a domain with extensions such as mycompany.zip for hosting websites or email addresses. The concern arises from the fact that ‘.zip’ and ‘.mov’ are also....

June 9, 2023
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