[nanog] Avalanche botnet takedown

Jason Hellenthal jhellenthal at dataix.net
Fri Dec 2 18:30:09 UTC 2016


If I could have it my way, I would say no gTLD’s should be allowed to transmit any email messages whatsoever. And force them to either use something like sendgrid.com or to purchase a primary .com, .org, .net .co.uk whatever etc.. 

But thats just me.

It’s not a nice world but it is just the world we live in today.
 
> On Dec 2, 2016, at 05:28, Hugo Salgado-Hernández <hsalgado at nic.cl> wrote:
> 
> According to a 2015 paper, 85% of new gTLDs domains was some form
> of parking, defensive redirect, unused, etc:
> <http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/imc/2015/papers/p381.pdf>
> 
> Hugo
> 
> On 15:02 01/12, J. Hellenthal wrote:
>> 99% ? That's a pretty high figure there.
>> 
>> -- 
>> Onward!, 
>> Jason Hellenthal, 
>> Systems & Network Admin, 
>> Mobile: 0x9CA0BD58, 
>> JJH48-ARIN
>> 
>> On Dec 1, 2016, at 14:56, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 05:34:26PM -0000, John Levine wrote:
>>> [...] 800,000 domain names used to control it.
>> 
>> 1. Which is why abusers are registrars' best customers and why
>> (some) registrars work so very hard to support and shield them.
>> 
>> 2. As an aside, I've been doing a little research project for a
>> few years, focused on domains.  I've become convinced that *at least*
>> 99% of domains belong to abusers: spammers, phishers, typosquatters,
>> malware distributors, domaineers, combinations of these, etc. 
>> 
>> In the last year, I've begun thinking that 99% is a serious underestimate.
>> (And it most certainly is in some of the new gTLDs.)
>> 
>> ---rsk
>> 


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 Jason Hellenthal
 JJH48-ARIN






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