Thread: .xyz domain
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Old 15 Jul 2021, 10:28 PM   #24
TenFour
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I tried a .xyz domain for awhile. Had a really nice short name that I liked, but deliverability was terrible. I found that .xyz was just blocked by quite a few email providers--people never saw my email so there was no way for them to white list me or anything else. I asked around a bit and found out that .xyz was one of the worst for online abuse. That was a few years ago, so maybe things have improved. My bottom line is choosing a "normal" TLD like .com, .net. or .org is just another best practice like adding SPF, DKIM, and DMARC to your domain email. Every little bit helps with deliverability.

The Spamhaus list of abused TLDs is interesting, but that is just one service. https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/

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