[registration-issues-wg] The Ten Worst Top Level Domains

Sivasubramanian M isolatedn at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 11:39:32 UTC 2016


This is not really a concern about the integrity of Spamhaus, but in
general about the ability to challenge a wrong ranking. Credit Rating by
the traditional banking sector, and Due Diligence by Agencies work in a
certain way, the individual or business subjected to such evaluation and
ranking are highly visible to the Agency that determines the ranking, but
on the other hand, if their processes remain invisible and above reproach.
Consider the case of an individual Internet user or a Registrar or an ISP
who by error or by any erroneous logic gets wrongly listed as a spammer, by
Spamhaus or by a gmail spam engine or by a government spam list, to what
extent is the information that his address is on the spam list, and if
wrong, what processes are available to challenge the wrong classification?

On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 11:09 PM, John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

> On the other hand,  how is it verifiable that a given percentage of domains
>> are indeed "bad" as classified by an organization like Spamhaus?
> By you?  Not at all.
> I happen to know the people at Spamhaus who compiled these lists, and the
> arithmetic is quite straightforward.  They watch all the domains that go by
> in some very large mail feeds, count them all, and compute what percentage
> were in spam.  Their numbers may not be accurate to the last decimal place,
> but as a general indicator of which TLDs are failing to deal with abusive
> registrants, they're plenty accurate.
> R's,
> John

Sivasubramanian M <https://www.facebook.com/sivasubramanian.muthusamy>
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