Re: Domain Names/SPAM: Request for assistance.

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Fri Mar 10 2000 - 10:18:02 MST

On Fri, Mar 10, 2000 at 06:11:00AM -0800, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> .... Does anyone know of a reliable approved DNS registrar
> who provides responsive and courteous service, that would also
> follow the privacy & personal rights you would expect for an
> Extropian -- e.g. the domain name is *my* property and others
> aren't to use it for their purposes?

You might want to check out -- are about
the biggest low-cost registration business in the UK.

(Warning: my employer is's credit card PSP, so I have a
financial interest in you moving there -- my employer gets all of
ten pence!)

> Now, onto the SPAM issue. Since seems to have
> popped back up as being valid in the DNS system, that I'm
> now getting a flood of SPAM messages to relay. Unfortunately
> I've been procrastinating implementing the changes to the
> rather old software on my systems that allow SPAM relays to
> take advantage of me. Since my machines may have been "advertised"
> as a SPAM relay point, it seemed to make sense to take advantage
> of this if possible and turn it against the evildoers.
If you're running a UNIX box, ping me offlist for details of SPMS,
the Slightly Paranoid Mail Server (read: anti-spam mail server,
not publicly released but running on and and
elsewhere for the past year or two).

-- Charlie

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