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 Spam friendly regisrars 
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Post Spam friendly regisrars
The vast majority of spam (83 per cent) is linked to sites established through ten domain name registrars, according to a new study.

An analysis of junk mail messages by anti-spam firm Knujon ("no junk" spelled backwards) found that while there are 900 accredited domain name registrars, spammers register their spamvertised domains though only a tiny sample.

Knujon's study names and shames the registrars who are contributing (unwittingly or not) to the junk mail problem.

XinNet Cyber Information Company Limited
eNom
Network Solutions
Register.com
Planet Online
Regtime Ltd.
OnlineNIC Inc.
Spot Domain LLC
Wild West Domains
Hichina Web Solutions

Registrars made the list based on factors including: the number of reported illicit domains registered through a registrar, the number of spam messages associated with those domains, and the percentage of dodgy domains within a registrar's total portfolio.

Knujon aims to convince registrars to clean up their act and dismantle spam sites. It reckons that registrars appearing on the list are unlikely to be "criminal or evil", but simply lacking in "effective controls and good policy". Registrars may lack adequate abuse staff or awareness of the problem, it adds.

At least part of the problem is caused by slack or unscrupulous resellers.

Only XinNet (top of the chart) and eNom, Inc (up from fifth to second) make both editions of Knujon's list. "Neither company responded to this report, nor did they take verifiable steps to curb the cited abuses," Knujon states. "In the case of XinNet, their numbers were much worse than Beijing Innovative Networks, but for reasons unknown to us they were not issued a breach notice by ICANN even though we recommended it."

According to the latest figures from Knujon, XinNet harboured 9,346 dodgy domains that threw out an average of 345 spam messages, while eNom was home to 32,610 ropey websites that spewed out an average of 39.7 junk mail messages.


Looking at the spam I get, eNom is clearly in the game big time. Time to consider anyone using them as crap. Sorry, but welcome to the world.


Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:36 pm
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Post Re: Spam friendly regisrars
Spam, or "junk e-mail," requires infrastructure of which domain names are one component.

eNom posts a "zero tolerance spam policy". (hahaha)

As of April 2013, eNom is listed as the #1 registrar in terms of the number of spammer registered domains listed on URIBL


Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:41 pm
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