An interesting debate is unfolding over one company's push to launch scores of new domain names.\tOn one side is the argument that companies doing business online deserve more variety and choice in the domain names they purchase. If you sell shoes, for example, the argument is that a domain name like .shoes or .footware will be more accurate. On the other side are fraud fighters who see a new frontier littered with criminal activity taking hold.\tAt the center of the story is a company called Donuts Inc. (a play on Domain Nuts). According to TLD Magazine, Donuts Inc. has spent more than $56 million in application fees with ICANN to secure 307 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). According to its website, Donuts Inc. is all about offering "an online identity that\u2019s meaningful and specific to you, your business, your family, your cause."\tFrom the website:\t\t\tIt's getting very hard to find a good identity in the namespace limited to .COM, .NET, .INFO and other "top-level domains," or TLDs. However, thanks to TLD expansion, Donuts is bringing hundreds of new TLD options to market to help you mark your online territory and tell the world what you do and care about. Donuts is led by Internet industry entrepreneurs with highly successful track records, and is backed by more than $100 million in venture and private equity funding.\tSounds reasonable, yes? Who doesn't want a wider choice in domain names? But something about Donuts Inc.'s movements make me uneasy.\tAdmittedly, my views have been influenced by an article in The Washington Post where fraud experts and Internet watchdogs speak warily of this "land rush." They warn that Donuts has close ties to shady spamming entities. From the article:\t\t\tShould Donuts come to control hundreds of new domains, including \u201c.doctor,\u201d \u201c.financial\u201d and \u201c.school,\u201d consumers could see a spike in online misbehavior, these critics warn. \u201cIf the allegations concerning Donuts turn out to be true, these 300 top-level domains could be the Wild West for fraud and abuse,\u201d said David E. Weslow, a D.C.-based lawyer who represents several major corporations.\t\t\tLaw enforcement authorities in several nations have warned for years that rapid expansion of new domains could unleash a fresh wave of online crimes while making it harder to identify the culprits. The number of what are called \u201ctop-level domains\u201d is set to expand from the current 22, including \u201c.com\u201d and \u201c.org,\u201d to potentially more than 1,400 next year.\tDonuts Inc. brushed aside the warnings. \u201cWe and our very smart investors would not have spent almost $57 million if we had any concerns that we were not eligible,\u201d Jonathon Nevett, a Rockville-based lawyer who is one of four co-founders of Donuts, told The Washington Post.\tSo where do we go from here?\tMy sense is that Donuts Inc. will get what it wants. You don't often spend what they've spent without getting your way in the end.\tAnd there will be more fraud. Much more. More domains means a wider battlefield with limitless hiding spaces for the bad guys.\tThat'll be the case even if Donuts Inc. takes every possible step to keep things clean.