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Re: Is the .to (Tonga) domain completely rogue and should be removed?
On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Barry Shein wrote: > > We've been having increasing problems with one or more porn sites in > the .to domain promoting itself by massive spamming of AOL customers > using one of our domains in their From: header thus causing both > complaints to us and thousands of bounces from AOL due to bad AOL > addresses in their spam lists. > > Looking at the .to domain I can't help but notice it's heavily laden > with what appear to be porn sites (sexonline.to, come.to, > xxxhardcore.to, etc.) So? There are numerous porn sites in .com too. > 1. Performing traceroutes and other analyses seems to indicate that > this domain is NOT being used for communication with entities > legitimately located (legally, not only geographically) within the > sovereignty of the Kingdom of Tonga, as intended. Intended by whom? > 2. Clearly criminal and malicious activites are arising from sites to > which Tonga has provided comfort and sanctuary. Is the U.S. now responsible because people have perpetrated the same abuses from domain names under .com? No. > 3. Therefore, I call for a process whereby it can be determined as to > whether or not it is appropriate to decommission the Tongan domain due > to negligence, mismanagement, and having allowed it to become an > attractive resource for criminal activities. I do not believe the > Tongan domain serves any legitimate purpose as an internet resource. Good luck. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Patrick Greenwell (800) 299-1288 v CTO (925) 377-1212 v NameSecure (925) 377-1414 f Coming to the ISPF? The Forum for ISPs by ISPs http://www.ispf.com \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/