[SURBL-Discuss] Revised DMOZ data, got Wikipedia domains too

Alex Broens surbl at alexb.ch
Sat Oct 9 08:37:03 CEST 2004


Jeff Chan wrote:
> On Friday, October 8, 2004, 9:51:23 AM, Alex Broens wrote:
> 
> 
>>take for example "angelfire. com". This domain may have legitimate users 
>>but my user base would NEVER have contact with anybody hosting a site or 
>>anything there. If they support spam, list them, put pressure on them to 
>>stop supporting spammers, bla, bla, bla.
>>I wouldn't appreciate it being whitelisted as then if there's abuse, and 
>>it does get blacklisted, there's no pressure on the domain holder to 
>>clean up.
> 
> 
> We can't blacklist and entire major hosting provider just because
> they have some minor abuse issues.  That's not what we're doing.

tripod and geocities have given spammers a home for many years... and 
there's many other freehosters who have become "victims" as well.

if not permitted to blacklist, at least treat as 2nd level tld so we can 
get rid of the spam coming from them

>>I believe the better approach would be to decrease potential FP's by
>>increasing the reporting QUALITY !!!!!!!!
> 
> 
> Agreed.

:-)

Thanks
Alex



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