[SURBL-Discuss] Whitelist Please

Chris Santerre csanterre at merchantsoverseas.com
Fri Sep 10 16:43:51 CEST 2004

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Frank Ellermann [mailto:nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de]
>Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 10:01 PM
>To: discuss at lists.surbl.org
>Subject: Re: [SURBL-Discuss] Whitelist Please
>Jeff Chan wrote:
>> Chris and Ryan and Raymond, don't even think about proposing
>> a subdomain list.  LOL!  ;-)
>What's the problem with this idea ?  It would be only one level
>above the real host, so for say claranet.de you would have to
>consider www.claranet.de and xyzzy.claranet.de, but you would
>ignore www.xyzzy.claranet.de or more.levels.xyzzy.claranet.de
>Then if I start to spamvertize my site you catch me without
>hitting any other user.claranet.de (let alone www.claranet.de)
>Assuming that my ISP doesn't neeed weeks to cancel my account
>after I started to spam the xyzzy entry will expire soon.
>> It's about time ICANN cracked down on rogue registrars.
>I'll believe it when I see it.  These registrars pay ICANN's
>budget, don't they ?
>> There will always be disagreement about that optimization 
>> point.  That is natural.  (It's also a PITA.)
>Sometimes your criteria appear to be a bit obscure for me.
>Of course some people may love a "joke of the day" mail -
>that's okay, if they like it they won't report it as spam.
>But others don't like any unsolicited jokes, and they would
>report it as spam.  In that case the joke-of-the-day site
>_is_ spamming, and it's okay to list them.  Even if they
>also have some real fans with a "legit" interest in their
>joke of the day.  In that case you can't avoid a collateral
>damage, whatever you do.
>                          Bye, Frank

hmmm.... can't we treat these like we treat com.ar tld? or co.uk? Like Frank
said, just checking the subdomain one more level up for these guys. I don't
see the harm in that. Or am I missing something again? 

I think what Jeff meant was another SURBL list entirely ;) No, I think we
have enough as well.


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