Velia, on the topic of ScienceDomain International and a few escalation listings, today, after having received a list of 151 Received: lines containing HELO, reverse DNS at the time, and IP that have been sending ScienceDomain Int’l Ltd spam:
Let me get this straight:
You are blacklisting thousands of our customers because of one customer who is „around our network“?
You refuse to de-list obviously innocent customers because we are unable to determine this ominous person?
You refuse to give out the necessary information (time stamp) to solve the case?
Is this correct?
If so, we will forward the issue to our legal department.
Saved for posterity forever on the internets. Go Daddy Software, we’re waiting to hear from your lawyers.
During 2017, the average daily figures were 5.5M for the IP BL (almost double compared to 2016) and 4M for the domain one (about +50%). There was a major dip on the domain side between September to November, but in December things were already back to normal.
Thank you, as always, to everybody contributing data and to anyone using it.
Owner of listed network to us: “Remove the listing, the network was only assigned to us many months after the listing was created!”
ScientificSpam: *look at WHOIS*… and find that the network was assigned to the requestor two years before the listing was created. In addition, the network assignment even has a name that indicates it having been assigned to the requestor six years before the listing was created, being CC-XXXXX-YYYYMMDD, where CC is the country code, XXXXX is the operator’s name, and there’s a number sequence that looks too much like an YYYY-MM-DD date stamp not to be one.
If you’re hoping to have networks delisted, better invent better reasons than “it wasn’t us” when the facts are trivial to check. Besides, it’s really great to lose your reputation with us this way. We won’t believe you even if you told us water is wet now 😀