Endurance (webhostbox.net) did the right thing and suspended the domain names and all services for a variety of Annex Publishers domain names and websites so that IP addresses that had sent Annex Publishers spam could be delisted.
See attached letter.
This post will be edited with responses to the points presented.
Something must have changed over at MX Toolbox as they have started reporting it to people who are using their services that we list the IPs that are being monitored. The listings in question are of any age, from over two years old to very recent.
We’ve reported TargetMol to Benchmark Email several times on Twitter and in email ever since we first listed them two weeks ago. We haven’t received a response.
$ check targetmol.com targetmol.com A 127.0.1.2 TXT "[TARGETMOL] Do you know TargetMol? -Yes, you are spammers, we know you now. [email protected] 20160420"
We started the operation on March 4, 2014, so it has been two years and a day. Thank you all who are listening and who are helping.
Adoption seems to be picking up. At the moment, daily lookups are in the two million range for
bl.scientificspam.net and slightly over three million for
rhsbl.scientificspam.net. During all of 2015 the RHSBL fielded 400M requests and the BL about 175M. In comparison, the monthly totals for January and February 2016 were 100M/month for RHSBL and 50M/month for BL, so we will be surpassing our 2015 figures by the end of April.
We appreciate the trust you are placing in us.
With love from The Internets, Rocket Scientists
A while back, somebody who is not related to us noticed HotCampus.
A few days later, it arrived at a participating university. Professor figures it is spam, because he/she/it has never heard of HotCampus or signed up. Given that HotCampus only started operations roughly two months ago, it’s not altogether surprising.
Something calling itself “ScienceDomain International Ltd”, apparently of Third Floor, 207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH, continues to turn up in spamtraps. They have existed as an UK company twice, but both registrations have been dissolved (Reg. No 07794635 – Dissolved on 14 January 2014; Reg. No 08988029 – Dissolved on 24 November 2015). Nonetheless, they process personal data without having ever registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, which in itself is a criminal act in the United Kingdom.
A blog entry on Nobleresearch.org (predatory publisher recognized by the Beall’s List for three years already) was prompted by a comment on our “who are these people” page by Aleksandrs V, representative of the Latvian ESP Mailigen.com who are currently providing services to this spammer.