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Re: Is the .to (Tonga) domain completely rogue and should be removed?

  • From: Dean Anderson
  • Date: Wed Sep 30 22:45:44 1998

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.

		--Dean

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.


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