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I've tried to look up what determines Netcraft's ratings, and it seems to be three main things:
-Is the site new?
-Is the domain at a registrar used by phishers?
-Is the site involved with phishing?
My site is new, but the registrar is one of the really huge ones that everyone uses. A large proportion of websites in general use this registrar.
And the site definitely isn't involved with phishing or anything else for that matter, in fact there's not really any content on it at all yet.
Does Netcraft just assume that all new sites are dangerous and assign them the maximum risk rating automatically? That seems very unfair, but I can't see any other explanation.
Anyone have any idea if this situation will correct itself?
They claim to have detected 155,000+ phishing sites, and have a feed to alert ISPs. Who can then disable access to your site....
Sounds like a good idea, but is it working, and is anyone being wrongly slammed? Maybe if we all download the toolbar and report Hotmail as a phishing site it will go away?!? Kind of like googlebombing....