[SURBL-Discuss] RE: Research wanted: age of spam gang URI domains

Chris Santerre csanterre at MerchantsOverseas.com
Fri Apr 22 15:05:57 CEST 2005

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeff Chan [mailto:jeffc at surbl.org]
>Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 7:46 PM
>To: SURBL Discuss; SpamAssassin Users
>Subject: Research wanted: age of spam gang URI domains
>Does anyone have research or references for the age profiles of
>domains appearing in the URIs of spam gang (i.e. Ralsky, Lindsay,
>Richter, etc.) spams?  In other words, how old are the domains of
>sites being spamvertised *by spam gangs*?  (By age I mean how
>long ago they were (most recently) created.)
>Jeff C.

Off the top of my nogging, I've seen the major guys be about 1-3 days from


I also saw a pattern a few spammers using ones registered 3 months prior.
This is when I began to theorise that there was possibly a spam domain
service. Someone simply registering domain names full time, then selling
them out to other spammers. I started researching the idea, then got busy on
other stuff. 

When things settle I'll try to pick back up on the research. Sorry I don't
have any hard data for you. 


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