Research shows that malicious domain creation is increasing from quarter to quarter and year to year

According to the Infoblox DNS Threat Index, the creation of malicious Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure (the launch of new domain names or the hijack of legitimate domains for cybercrime purposes) worldwide rose 49% in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to the the same period one year before, and increased 5% over the previous quarter. Of all newly observed malicious domains worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2015, 92% were hosted in either the United States or Germany.