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Re: more anti-networksolutions propaganda

  • From: Rodney L Caston
  • Date: Fri Apr 21 11:12:23 2000

I wouldn't put the blame 'directly' on NA for this one, many groups have
taken it upon themsleves to mine the whois database of NS. I won't name
names cause at certain times a few major ISPs have done it as well.
Regardless, spam is spam, and there isn't a good way to prevent people
from mining the NS database. other then to ditch contact info on the
records, which would be... silly.

Rodney Caston
SBC Internet Services

On Fri, 21 Apr 2000, deeann mikula wrote:

> this is more of a questions for the domain-masters out there, but has
> anyone noticed a proliferation of spam to their contact addresses for
> their domains hosted at NS?  
> we have an address used *specifically* for admin and tech contacts for
> all domains hosted by us.  it is NOT a personal email addy.  it
> couldnt have been picked up from newsgroups, online forms, etc., but
> ONLY appears in our domain records.
> i've been the recipient of that address for about 1.5 years, yet i've
> only seen spam come into this address in the past 2 months or so.
> i'm talking about like 10/day!
> did i miss something about network solutions selling off their
> database of email addresses?
>      deeann m.m. mikula
> telerama public access internet
>    director of operations