In the interest of researching my idea of rejecting registrations from “new” domains I did some research. I am quite happy to say that while there are some issues, the idea does seem to have some promise. And I have a request. More…
February 22, 2007
Today I was fortunate to have another couple of test cases for my Spammer Hammer. I should put “fortunate” in quotes, as it really means that I’ve been hit by two more spam-bot attacks. Of course these new spam-bots are using throw-away domains like dwhg0284gerr.org and dw0gh824g24g.org. In other words, completely bogus domains set up just for the sake of answering an activation email. The first one of those was created on Feb 8, 2007. The second was created on the same day, and by the same person.
So I have a new idea. During registrations, what if I do a “whois” lookup on the domains, and automatically reject any registration from domains that are less than two months old? or two weeks?