From the perspective of the user

Well, how should we look at these risk rankings?

From the point of view of the user accessing the web, it is not correct to simply say, “This site is dangerous / safe because it has a TLD of. **”. The important thing is to be aware that, regardless of the degree of risk, you can not know where a dangerous website will appear. In addition, knowing information such as high-risk TLDs and high-security TLDs will be useful as a prelude to accessing websites.

From the domain name registrant’s point of view, it can be said that it is one of the materials to choose a safer TLD when selecting the TLD of the domain name to be registered.

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In the case of .jp

Now, let’s consider the case of “.jp” that has been evaluated as the safest ccTLD.

First, register the domain name of “.jp”. In order to register “.jp”, the address in Japan is required. This is the first hurdle for malicious parties. To keep track of yourself, it is better to use a foreign service than to use a domestic service, but you can not. Even if you look at other ccTLDs with high safety rankings, there are many places where this restriction is set.

Even with the use of websites, hosting companies in Japan are often limited to domestic service providers, and services are provided after confirmation of whereabouts of users during contract procedures, etc. But there are many.

The fact that you can easily identify yourself is, in other words, a state of high traceability.These services are necessarily more expensive than they would otherwise be to ensure security, but they are also difficult services for malicious parties.

In Japan, when a malicious website such as a phishing site is found, domain name providers, hosting providers, industry groups, etc. cooperate to respond. Japan’s environment for operating websites, including hosting services etc., is not only the “.jp” domain name system and services that “.jp” is evaluated as the safest ccTLD. It may be said that it was evaluated as safe.

From the perspective of the user

Well, how should we look at these risk rankings?

From the point of view of the user accessing the web, it is not correct to simply say, “This site is dangerous / safe because it has a TLD of. **”. The important thing is to be aware that, regardless of the degree of risk, you can not know where a dangerous website will appear. In addition, knowing information such as high-risk TLDs and high-security TLDs will be useful as a prelude to accessing websites.

From the domain name registrant’s point of view, it can be said that it is one of the materials to choose a safer TLD when selecting the TLD of the domain name to be registered.

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