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Re: Why There Are Questions About GoDaddy

Steven Lichter (
Mon, 06 Jun 2005 03:33:18 GMT

Steve Sobol wrote:

> 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

> "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
> --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"

I have seen both, more from the mailing though.

The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today?
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