It looks like ICANN is trying to help put a stop to spamvertising. From the article:
ICANN has sent enforcement notices and notices of concern to certain registrars, including those reported this week as being the registrars for the majority of websites advertised in spam emails.
Earlier this week, an investigation by KnujOn, widely reported online, publicly identified 10 registrars as being the companies used to register the majority of domain names that have since appeared in spam email messages.
More than half of those registrars named had already been contacted by ICANN prior to publication of KnujOn’s report, and the remainder have since been notified following an analysis of other sources of data, including ICANN’s internal database.
For the full article, visit: “Worst Spam Offenders” Notified by ICANN
This is great news! At the same time, I’d like to point out a danger in “Spamvertising”. Some sites that get spamvertised aren’t getting spamvertised by the site owners. One such site is a certain affiliate program that I’ve run across before, which was being spamvertised by one of its affiliates. Some RBLs will block e-mail from those websites due to spamvertising and this brings me to an important point: What about an attack being performed in this way? I mean, if you really wanted to be hurtful to someone, you could begin spamvertising their website, then RBLs like SpamCop would then put pressure on their ISP to cancel their webhosting. This could be utilized as a DOS (Denial of Service) attack and outlines the danger that some of the RBLs can pose. While everyone hates Spam and we want to see everything done to stop it (such as shutting down spammer sites), Spam can also be used as a weapon against Webmasters. Just something I’ve had on my mind for a while (I’ve processed Abuse claims for an ISP before) and thought I’d bring it up in light of ICANN’s announcement.
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