Purchased IPv4 Woes
bob at FiberInternetCenter.com
Mon Mar 20 16:19:58 UTC 2017
I am for naming the companies that extort for via RBLs. Spamming is so
wide spread even the domain name company Godaddy leveraged it as a profit
Godaddy, in it's early beginnings. Years ago.
I know from experience that this happens....Godaddy demanded money from me
for spamming. I had to pay $150 or $250 ?
I had several domains with them that were not even being used, beyond a
webpage placeholder and I ran my own DNS server for my domains. After
paying, they released my domain to function again. They claimed and
promised they would provide the proof "after I paid"... employees and all
kinds of lines about why they could not show you until after you paid. I
paid and Godaddy suddenly lost the proof. I am sure it was part of a
profit center as I know others that had this happen with Godaddy.
Think about it Godaddy didnt even provide me a service using an IP address
of theirs. It was the domain they held hostage with their DNS server.
There should be a class action against them - just to expose it - (people
never get the real money the lawyers do in a class action). Now that they
are public some lawyer should look into the records and find all the
extortion money gathered years ago. Contact those domain owners at the
Would surprise me if the RBL owners were ex Godaddy employees that saw
this leverage opportunity.
> Would you mind naming the company so that they can be publicly shamed?
> is nothing sort of extortion.
> On Mar 19, 2017 10:36 PM, "Justin Wilson" <lists at mtin.net> wrote:
>> Then you have the lists which want money to be removed. I have an IP
>> was blacklisted by hotmail. Just a single IP. I have gone through the
>> procedures that are referenced in the return e-mails. No response. My
>> next step says something about a $2500 fee to have it investigated. I
>> several blacklists which are this way. Luckily, many admins do not use
>> such lists.
>> Justin Wilson
>> j2sw at mtin.net
>> http://www.mtin.net Owner/CEO
>> xISP Solutions- Consulting â Data Centers - Bandwidth
>> http://www.midwest-ix.com COO/Chairman
>> Internet Exchange - Peering - Distributed Fabric
>> > On Mar 12, 2017, at 9:10 PM, Bob Evans <bob at FiberInternetCenter.com>
>> > Pete's right about how IPs get put on the lists. In fact, let us not
>> > forget that these lists were mostly created with volunteers - some
>> > today. Many are very old lists. Enterprise networks select lists by
>> > sort of popularity / fame - etc.. Like how they decide to install
>> > as first - its easy and they think its better than their local ISP
>> > pay.... yet they always call the ISP about slowness when 220.127.116.11 is
>> > consumers and doesn't always resolve quickly. It's a tough sale.
>> > Once had a customer's employee abuse their mail server - it made some
>> > lists. Customer complained our network is hosting spammers and
>> > them in the middle of a problem that is our networks. Hard win. Took
>> > months to get that IP off lists. That was one single IP. We did not
>> > them to renew their contract once the term was over. Now, they suffer
>> > comcast for business. ;-)
>> > Thank You
>> > Bob Evans
>> > CTO
>> >> On Sun, 12 Mar 2017, Pete Baldwin wrote:
>> >>> So this is is really the question I had, and this is why I was
>> >>> wanting to
>> >>> start a dialog here, hoping that it wasn't out of line for the list.
>> >>> don't
>> >>> know of a way to let a bunch of operators know that they should
>> >>> something without using something like this mailing list.
>> >>> are
>> >>> supposed to fill this role so that one operator doesn't have to try
>> >>> contact thousands of other operators individually, he/she just has
>> >>> appeal
>> >>> to the blacklist and once delisted all should be well in short
>> >>> In cases where companies have their own internal lists, or only
>> >>> update
>> >>> them a couple of times a year from the major lists, I don't know of
>> >>> another
>> >>> way to notify everyone.
>> >> I suspect you'll find many of the private "blacklistings" are hand
>> >> maintained (added to as needed, never removed from unless requested)
>> >> you'll need to play whack-a-mole, reaching out to each network as you
>> >> they have the space blocked on their mail servers or null routed on
>> >> networks. I doubt your message here will be seen by many of the
>> >> people." How many company mail server admins read NANOG? How many
>> >> companies even do email in-house and have mail server admins anymore?
>> >> Back when my [at that time] employer was issued some of 69/8, I found
>> >> useful to setup a host with IPs in 69/8 and in one of our older IP
>> >> and then do both automated reachability testing and allow anyone to
>> do a
>> >> traceroute from both source IPs simultaneously, keeping the results
>> in a
>> >> DB. If you find there are many networks actually null routing your
>> >> purchased space, you might setup something similar.
>> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >> Jon Lewis, MCP :) | I route
>> >> | therefore you are
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