June 03, 2008

Most Spam Sites Tied to a Handful of Registrars: Spammers Prefer Certain Registrars

Most Spam Sites Tied to a Handful of Registrars - Security Fix

New research suggests that more than three quarters of all Web sites advertised through spam are clustered at just 10 domain name registrars.

The data comes from millions of junk messages collected over the past year by Knujon ("no junk" spelled backwards and pronounced "new john"), an anti-spam outfit that works by convincing registrars to dismantle spam sites.

Knujon's co-founder Garth Bruen said the links in spam messages touting fake pharmacies, knock-off designer products, pirated software and phony lending institutions redirect users to a relatively minuscule subset of sites that are generally under the control of a small number of companies.

Here is the list ....

  1. Xinnet Bei Gong Da Software
  2. BEIJING Networks
  3. Todaynic
  4. Joker
  5. eNom, Inc.
  7. Dynamic Dolphin
  8. The Nameit Co/AITDOMAINS.COM
  9. PDR
  10. Intercosmos/DIRECTNIC

Analysis: Crackdown on domain name crooks
The Spam Balloon
"Worst Spam Offenders" Notified by ICANN
ICANN Responds to KnujOn Report, Issues Notices to Non-Compliant Registrars
Scott Richter is a registrar?
New Study May Hold Key to Blocking Spam
Wall of shame: 10 worst registrars

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