Just one example of spam based on whois records.
We all know that people mine whois databases to sell stuff. It’s incredibly cheap and easy to do these days: compare the zone files, get the new registrations, and then run whois lookups. There are even people selling the entire .com whois database for a few hundred bucks.
This makes it easy for people to spam new domain name registrants and sell them services they don’t need, like search engine submission.
Last week I registered a handful of .com domain names at Uniregistry. Shortly thereafter I received this email: Click here to continue reading…