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Re: Is the .to (Tonga) domain completely rogue and should be removed?
On October 1, 1998 at 19:43 firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay R. Ashworth) wrote: > Damnit, Barry: > > DID YOU MAKE THE CALL? > > Cjeers, > -- jra > -- > Jay R. Ashworth email@example.com You know, you're being boorish Jay but I'll answer anyhow because you seem so fascinated with this train of thought it's made you blind to the obvious: As fast as one of these .to domains is shut down the domain hijackers open another .to domain, apparently within minutes, and continue spamming with that. So it's not doing a lot of good asking tonic to shut down domain a.to when that just results in seeing spam shortly thereafter advertising b.to and then c.to and d.to and e.to and f.to etc. One major problem is the mismanagement of the .to domain, and to what purpose (apparently not to serve the Kingdom of Tonga as a national TLD) remains fairly mysterious, other than "for money" and whatever damage it does to others be damned. It's like a site which won't close an open mail relay. Sure, it's ultimately the spammers exploiting the open relay which are the actual perps. But if all the open mail relay will do, for example, is block the one domain from relaying so the spammers just jump to another domain and use them as an open relay again, and again, and again...well then just informing them of the latest domain on an hourly basis isn't really doing it. -- -Barry Shein Software Tool & Die | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.world.com Purveyors to the Trade | Voice: 617-739-0202 | Login: 617-739-WRLD The World | Public Access Internet | Since 1989 *oo*