SpamCop has been around since the late 1990s. It's been a DNS blacklist used by email providers of varying sizes for 20 years. Somebody in SpamCop or its parent company Cisco forgot to renew the domain name, so it's currently going to the registrar's parking page: Of course this also means that all DNS records for the domain name are now being routed to the domain … [Read more...] about Spamcop Offline cos the Domain Expired!
There are always a few scams out there that are aimed at small businesses. Many of them are for "SEO" services where they promise "incredible" results. It's a very good use of the word "incredible" as the claims are completely lacking in credibility. In the domain name world there have been a variety of scams doing the rounds for years. Remember Domain Registry of America … [Read more...] about Domain Scam Targetting Irish Small Business
AFNIC, in common with a lot of registry operators, maintains a list of members / registrars on its website. It's probably the most complete list you can find.On Friday evening French registrar and hosting provider OVH decided to abuse the database and sent spam to a large number of the AFNIC members. The email, which used scaremongering language, was to push OVH's services on … [Read more...] about OVH Abuse AFNIC Member Database
Image by Getty Images via DaylifeWhile I've mentioned Bido in the past, as I thought it was a cool idea, I won't be in the future.Why not?Because they seem to think it's ok to send spam to members of DNForum. If you want to market your website spamming people about it is NOT the way to do it.Bido claim to be "revolutionary", but spam is hardly a revolution and sending a mass PM … [Read more...] about Bido Spam DNForum Users
In common with many domain registries Nominet relies heavily on email for communication to registrars AND registrants.Unfortunately they seem to have been the target of some spoofing in recent daysIt sounds like they've been the victims of a "Joe Job", where a spammer basically "hijacks" a person or organisation's domain when sending mails.More information is available on the … [Read more...] about Nominet Issues Spoofing Warning
The competition between the various ICANN accredited registrars has been tough for quite some time. All you need to do is look at the pricing being offered by some of the companies, along with the various other enticements they use to attract new registrants and resellers, to get an idea of how tough the market has become. However I never thought I would see an ICANN … [Read more...] about Registrars Resorting To Comment Spam? TodayNic Using Dodgy Marketing