Anti-virus vendor McAfee have released their second report on Malware (pdf) which tracks incidences of malware on a TLD basis.
The previous report, which received a lot of press coverage, was very favourable for several ccTLDs, including .ie (Ireland).
This time round the Irish ccTLD may not be listed in the “dangerous” list, but the threat levels have practically doubled!
This year’s report also includes data on .eu, which is showing that over 2% of EU sites are dangerous.
However those figures pale in comparison to the 19% risk rate of .hk ( Hong Kong ) or the 11% of .cn (China).
With such a high incidence of risk concentrated in the Asia-Pacific region the new dotAsia TLD will have its work cut out, or risk being flagged in a similar manner to .info (11.7% risk)
More coverage over on the excellent Domain Name News site