godaddy spam / abuse suspensions?

James Hess mysidia at
Sun Nov 16 21:29:22 UTC 2008

I don't think he wants the domain. The problem is Godaddy listing NS
records for some domains (for any reason)  to only DNS servers that
were all down or didn't exist.   The entry of only lame DNS servers is
an inconclusive situation and doesn't let a message be permanently
rejected as spam;  it's indistinguishable from a temporary failure of
all that domain's DNS servers.

It also causes (hopefully non-fatal) problems for hosts looking up the
contacting host's ip,
like wasteful repeated queries.

This is not good behavior on the registrar's part;  Godaddy would
almost be better seving
the internet community by ignoring spam and doing nothing, or
forwarding reports to ISPs rather than introducing lame DNS zones.

Registrars aren't really in a place to be able to stop spam; the
spammer can simply use any domain or have their reverse zone changed
accordingly, if they have custom reverse.

But for a registrar to do their best.. by pulling domains  where they
have proof the owner has performed or authorized spam, they should
pull the domain from the TLD zone entirely and let the response be

A  NXDOMAIN response  allows  the mail server to definitively reject the message
and move on.


On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:19 PM, Rohan Sheth <rohan at> wrote:
> Name has been suspended for "supposed" abuse by the godaddy abuse team.
> I believe the only recourse is to email abuse at (cc
> president at asking what they want to release the domain to
> you.  I believe the usual charge is like $75 or so.
> --Rohan

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