3% of All Internet Sites Are Scams

Scamadviser analyzed 7 million domain names and discovered that 3% of all websites have a Trust Score lower than 20 out of 100, meaning that they are (very) likely to be a scam. 
The company also discovered that some Internet companies do a much better job at preventing scammers from accessing their services than others.
Good Registrars
The percentage of Low Score Domains differs strongly per registrar (where you register a domain name). Companies like Network Solutions and 1&! IONOS are able to keep the number of possible scam sites below 1%, while others have more than three to four times the industry average. 
Registrar 
Hosted Domains 
Low Score Domains 
% Low Score Domains
Network Solutions
82,531
532
0.60%
1&1 IONOS
49,002
483
1.00%
FastDomain
33,624
552
1.60%
ENOM
91,405
1,650
1.80%
GoDaddy.com
528,752
15,876
3.00%
PublicDomainRegistry.com
92,461
3,074
3.30%
GMO INTERNET, INC.
29,825
1,039
3.50%
NameCheap
119,754
12,546
10.50%
NameSilo
40,710
5,340
13.20%
Alibaba Cloud Computing
35,925
5,139
14.30%
Good Hosting Companies
Website hosting companies like Google and GoDaddy perform remarkably well with only 1.7% and 2.0% of the websites researched being considered malicious. Far below the industry average of 3%
ISP
Hosted Domains 
Low Score Domains 
% Low Score Domains
Google
175,561
2,975
1.70%
WebsiteWelcome.com
64,214
1,140
1.80%
GoDaddy.com
105,755
2,127
2.00%
Unified Layer
68,850
1,334
2.00%
OVH
78,024
1,690
2.20%
Hetzner Online
52,249
1,204
2.30%
DigitalOcean
60,215
1,459
2.40%
Cloudflare
326,325
11,905
3.70%
Amazon Technologies
75,150
3,372
4.50%
Shopify
45,407
3,802
8.40%
Namecheap
48,116
8,456
17.60%
Good Registries
The registry owns the top-level domain such as .com, .biz or .store. The Chinese .cn top-level domain seems hardly misused  (0.36%) at all. The .co extension, on the other hand, is often misused (5.4%) by scammers as it gives potential scam victims the impression that it is a legit .com site. 
Registry
Hosted Domains
Low Score Domains
% Low Score Domains
cn
72,014
190
0.36%
au
30,503
366
1.20%
nl
52,255
699
1.30%
it
31,259
467
1.50%
pl
25,431
392
1.50%
org
105,805
1,753
1.70%
de
82,464
1,552
1.80%
co.uk
58,587
1,839
3.10%
net
135,170
4,317
3.20%
com
1,832,842
72,243
3.90%
ru
78,952
3,457
4.40%
co
25,024
1,342
5.40%
How to Make the Internet Safer?
Clearly, some Internet companies are much better at keeping scam sites at bay than others. The trick seems to be fair pricing and well-structured Know Your Customer (KYC) processes.  
The companies struggling the most with a high number of scammy domains seem to be price fighters. For example, some registrars sell domains with the extension .ltd as little as $6.98, .top for $3.98 and .store for $1.88 per year!
Several hosting providers, registries, and registrars have improved their KYC policies with remarkable results. The Danish .dk registry for example was able to reduce the number of online stores selling fakes by 80% in one year by just asking for an ID.
Contact: Jorij.Abraham@EcommerceFoundation.org. Download full report.
Source: Ecommerce Foundation (Scamadviser.com)