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Re: Why There Are Questions About GoDaddy

Steve Sobol (
Sun, 05 Jun 2005 14:18:13 -0700

Chris Farrar wrote:

>> Godaddy is a reputable registrar. I have three domains registered
>> with them. The don't sell spam address lists or function as a
>> spamhaus.

>> What led you to jump to this particular conclusion?

> Over the last several days Spamcop has blocked a considerable number
> of emails to me, which all generated reports to Godaddy as the site
> orginating them.

Well, there are two issues with GoDaddy. First, they register a ton of
domains, some of which are registered by/for spammers.

Second, they do offer mailing list services. I can resell those
services as a WildWestDomains/GoDaddy reseller, but I refuse (I only
do TrafficBlazer, domains and SSL certificates). In fact, when I have
time over the next couple weeks, I'm going to email GD president Bob
Parsons requesting that he drop the email service. It's just way too
easy to abuse.

But the question is ... are you seeing emails coming from GoDaddy
customers using their mailing list product? Or are you just seeing
lots of spam from GoDaddy-registered domains? Both are bad. I'd argue
that the former is a lot worse. - Apple Valley, CA - - 888.480.4NET (4638)
Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

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