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February, 2009 Registrar Report (Where Spam Comes From)

Feb 07, 2009, 22:04 (1 Talkback[s])

"We are refreshing this report with data collected after June, 2008 to examine changes. One thing that has not changed is the fact that most abuse is concentrated at a minority of providers...

" So what happened to the Registrars not on the new list? For starters, Beijing Innovative Networks and Joker were issued Breach Notices by ICANN. They were basically told to clean up their operation or risk loosing accreditation which would effectively take them out of the domain industry. From what we've been told by ICANN they took the notices very seriously and made changes to their operation. TodayNIC contacted us directly and assured us that they were aware of some issues and were working aggressively to fix them. After various revelations about Dynamic Dolphin surfaced and successful lawsuits against Scott Richter concluded, their name came up less and less. Directi furiously defended themselves in light of this report and others, but their presence in these statistics was likely driven by two factors: a contract with the failed EstDomains and certain resellers who were abusing Directi's service. Since then Directi has terminated thousands of illicit domains. Moniker was highly critical of KnujOn's report but apparently was influenced by it one way or another because their counts dropped as well. Intercosmos/DIRECTNIC has been suspending every domain found with a policy violation. The change at The Nameit Co. is the only unknown factor at this time."

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