Blogiast - Join with me to stop Irritating Spammer
If you write about VoIP you probably get spam comments to your blog, as I do. Lately I have been receiving a torrent of them from a user named "Blogiast" -- flogging a useless website. Rather than just keep deleting his posts, I decided to track him down. After not receiving any response to email sent to the email address of the domain owner in question, I decided to contact the registrar of the domain and complain about the behavior of its owner. This message actually received a reply. Here it is:
Dear Mr. Shelton,I urge all of you to do as I have and contact PSI-USA, Inc. to express your concern about blog comment spam. Registrars should have policies which allow them to shut off services to bad net citizens. Here is what I wrote to him:
thank you for the information.
Unfortunately the domain owner does not use our servers, therefore we cannot
see where the spam is coming from.
We cannot help you in this matter, if the domain owner is spamming your blog
please contact him directly.
There is no legal possibility to switch his domain of because of some entries
in a bog (sic), sorry.
If you have evidence that the address provided in our whois is not correct
please inform me and we will contact our customer in order to get actual data.
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ICANN Accredited Registrar
Tel. +49 941 595 590
Fax. +49 941 595 79050
Marius:If we all just sit here and spend our time deleting spam, it will continue. But we are a community and we can band together to track down and stop anti-social behavior. The first step in this thousand mile journey is to contact Marius, the company he works for, and ICANN. Let's do it!
Thank you for your email. I have, of course, attempted to contact the registrant directly. The spam comments have continued.
I am certain that you are as worried as I am about the degradation of the Internet by spammers. If our email boxes and blog comments fill with useless spam we will be forced to abandon emailing and blogging. While no one individual or company can solve this problem, we can all make a difference by standing up to the problem -- I urge you to have a company policy which clearly communicates to your customers that misuse of this kind will result in a forfeiture of services.