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Re: Is the .to (Tonga) domain completely rogue and should be removed?
At 10:28 PM 9/30/98 -0400, Dean Anderson wrote: >At 03:08 PM 9/30/98 -0500, Sam Hayes Merritt, III wrote: >>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. > >About a year ago, I asked Vixie if he would RBL porn sites. I might have >supported the RBL if there were a moral high ground. He said no. And rightfully so. Prudish issues aside, it would have *lost* him the moral high-ground he now enjoys. The criteria is clear, anti-spam, not baby-sitting consenting adults. Since you live in the USA, you should understand what the first amendment is about. But, this is *wwwaaaayyyyyy* off topic, by light-years, and I'll say no more about it here. See me in NetMail. >P.S. Barry, I do feel sorry for you. Perhaps you should just refuse spam >complaints, and try to get them to stop using your domains. Instead of >stealing a domain, all the spammers need to do is change their addresses to >uucp style addresses, and their mail will likely be accepted, and bounces >shouldn't leave the system. We don't accept uucp here. ___________________________________________________ Roeland M.J. Meyer, ISOC (InterNIC RM993) e-mail: <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org Internet phone: hawk.mhsc.com Personal web pages: <http://www.mhsc.com/~rmeyer>www.mhsc.com/~rmeyer Company web-site: <http://www.mhsc.com/>www.mhsc.com/ ___________________________________________ I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky