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Re: Big List of network owners?
On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 10:30:43AM -0700, Randy Bush wrote: > > I have been looking around, but haven't found it yet.. Is there a text list > > of who owns what netblock worldwide? ISP/Location/Contact. I am not looking > > for anything searchable, but rather, a large, up to date list that I can > > import to a database.. > > in general, we try not to make life that easy for spammers and scammers Too late. Much, much too late. The spammers/scammers have long since gotten their hands on all of it. Whether because it was overtly sold to them, or covertly sold under-the-table by employees looking to pick up extra cash, or acquired via other means, they have it. Moreover, they're managing to get their hands on changes to it (as incidental experiments with recently-modified data indicate). Here's one example: $299 gets you a pocketful of CDROMs stuffed with data: http://www.promotionsite.net/ There are many more of these, of course, offering various compilations of data at various prices and in various formats. At this point, no purpose is served by maintaining the pretense that this data is private, in any sense. It would be better for everyone to simply publish it in a simple format (e.g. one static web page per doamin or network) so that everyone is on a level playing field. (As to the comment about registrars locking up more and more data: evidence is growing that at least a couple of registrars ARE the spammers they're registering domains for. Makes sense: if you're going to burn through thousands of domains, you might as well sell them to yourself cheaply.) ---Rsk