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Re: Whois on CDROM

  • From: Dean Robb
  • Date: Fri Sep 25 13:41:41 1998

At 07:27 9/23/98 +0100, you wrote:
>> They *were* planning to release the whois database on CDROM. That is,
>> until the story got posted on http://slashdot.org and they got hit by the
>> "Slashdot Effect".
>
>Didn't stop the spam about it though, I got a few of these:-
>
>  Domains On Disc is the most up-to-date, complete
>  and searchable list of contact information for every
>  registered .com, .net, .edu and .org domain name on
>  the Internet. 
>
>  You may now email offers for your products/services
>  to 100,000's of prospects for pennies...
>
>  GUERILLA MARKETING AT ITS FINEST!!!!!!!!!!
>
>  The internet will never be the same again!

But, of course, (according to the statement on their website) "It has never
been our intention to have this product used as source for Unsolicited
Commercial E-mail."

How Clintonesque a definition:  emailing to 100,000 and guerilla marketing
does not equal UCE/spam.



Spammers should be investigated by Ken Starr!

Dean Robb
PC-EASY computer services
(757) 495-EASY [3279]





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