SPAM QUESTIONS

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by its_my_dime, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. its_my_dime

    its_my_dime Guest

    We have recently received a series of spams for "penny" stocks. The emails
    come from a whole group of domains (using false names and return addresses).
    The penny stock companies either deny having anything to do with this spam
    or say that they are using a legitimate opt-out service (an obvious lie).

    In any event, all the spam points to a series of different URL's however all
    of the URL's (using Sam Spade) track by to the same registering company,
    bestregistrar.com and all were registered by the same person at the same
    address during the past 4 days.

    Of course, his email address doesn't work. His name (Pepino Vargas) ,
    street address and telephone number are not in the (on line) version of his
    stated home city's telephone book (Madrid, Spain)..

    I have emailed Bestregistrar and asked them to close all the sites opened by
    "Pepino Vargas". I sent them a few site names and hope they will track down
    the rest. We will see.

    Questions:

    What is the process for registering a web site?
    Is it done in person or on line?
    How is it paid for?
    Why does a registering company allow someone to register a whole group of
    sites at the same time?
    Why doesn't the registering company verify the contact information given?
    Is it illegal to register a site using false contact information?
    Assuming Vargas' sites are closed, what is to stop him from going back to
    bestregistrar.com with a different name and doing the same thing all over
    again?

    Thank you.
    its_my_dime, Nov 17, 2004
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  2. its_my_dime wrote:

    > We have recently received a series of spams for "penny" stocks. The emails
    > come from a whole group of domains (using false names and return addresses).
    > The penny stock companies either deny having anything to do with this spam
    > or say that they are using a legitimate opt-out service (an obvious lie).
    >
    > In any event, all the spam points to a series of different URL's however all
    > of the URL's (using Sam Spade) track by to the same registering company,
    > bestregistrar.com and all were registered by the same person at the same
    > address during the past 4 days.
    >
    > Of course, his email address doesn't work. His name (Pepino Vargas) ,
    > street address and telephone number are not in the (on line) version of his
    > stated home city's telephone book (Madrid, Spain)..
    >
    > I have emailed Bestregistrar and asked them to close all the sites opened by
    > "Pepino Vargas". I sent them a few site names and hope they will track down
    > the rest. We will see.
    >
    > Questions:
    >
    > What is the process for registering a web site?


    Go to a registrar's website, pick out a domain that's currenty not
    leased (owned, however you want to refer to it) and register it.

    > Is it done in person or on line?


    Online.

    > How is it paid for?


    Credit card usually.

    > Why does a registering company allow someone to register a whole group of
    > sites at the same time?


    $

    > Why doesn't the registering company verify the contact information given?


    They do. They get the credit card info and working email address.

    > Is it illegal to register a site using false contact information?


    No. It breaks some rules but not laws. But then, IANAL

    > Assuming Vargas' sites are closed, what is to stop him from going back to
    > bestregistrar.com with a different name and doing the same thing all over
    > again?


    Nothing.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Nov 17, 2004
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  3. its_my_dime

    Plato Guest

    its_my_dime wrote:
    >
    > We have recently received a series of spams for "penny" stocks. The emails


    Sign up with an email service that filters spam.
    Plato, Nov 19, 2004
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