Symantec has observed an increase in spam messages containing .pw top-level domain (TLD) URLs. While it was originally a country code top-level domain for Palau, it is now available to the general public through Directi, who branded it as “Professional Web”.
Figure 1. .pw TLD URL spam message increase
Looking back at the last 90 days, .pw ranked #16 on our TLD distribution list:
Figure 2. TLD distribution list - last 90 days
However, the .pw URL jumps to the fourth spot when looking at the last 7 days: