Re: godaddy spam / abuse suspensions?

From: James Hess (no email)
Date: Sun Nov 16 2008 - 16:29:22 EST

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    I don't think he wants the domain. The problem is Godaddy listing NS
    records for some domains (for any reason) to only DNS servers that
    were all down or didn't exist. The entry of only lame DNS servers is
    an inconclusive situation and doesn't let a message be permanently
    rejected as spam; it's indistinguishable from a temporary failure of
    all that domain's DNS servers.

    It also causes (hopefully non-fatal) problems for hosts looking up the
    contacting host's ip,
    like wasteful repeated queries.

    This is not good behavior on the registrar's part; Godaddy would
    almost be better seving
    the internet community by ignoring spam and doing nothing, or
    forwarding reports to ISPs rather than introducing lame DNS zones.

    Registrars aren't really in a place to be able to stop spam; the
    spammer can simply use any domain or have their reverse zone changed
    accordingly, if they have custom reverse.

    But for a registrar to do their best.. by pulling domains where they
    have proof the owner has performed or authorized spam, they should
    pull the domain from the TLD zone entirely and let the response be
    NXDOMAIN.

    A NXDOMAIN response allows the mail server to definitively reject the message
    and move on.

    --
    -J
    On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:19 PM, Rohan Sheth <> wrote:
    > Name has been suspended for "supposed" abuse by the godaddy abuse team.
    >
    > I believe the only recourse is to email  (cc
    > ) asking what they want to release the domain to
    > you.  I believe the usual charge is like $75 or so.
    >
    > --Rohan
    >
    

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