[At-Large] R: registration fantasies

Karl Auerbach karl at cavebear.com
Mon Jan 21 23:18:28 UTC 2013

On 01/21/2013 02:25 PM, John R. Levine wrote:
>> Are you sure that the ratio is 1:100 or even 1:1000?
> It's something like that.  Spammers and phishers register vast numbers of
> domains, and as far as I can tell, nobody else does since domain tasting
> went away.

There is a lot of gold being mined simply registering large numbers of 
domain names and quite legitimately collecting Google and other 
advertising revenue from the passing traffic.  I work with people who 
have hundreds of thousands, even millions of registered names and they 
hold phishing/spamming people in as low esteem as do you and I.

Sure there are spammers and there are those who phish and misrepresent. 
  But the claims that are being made are not consistent with my first 
hand observations.


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