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

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Wed Mar 9 12:49:37 UTC 2016

> 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?

As Derek noted, every mail system operator sets their own policies which 
means they pay the substantial costs of handling incoming mail.  Neither 
you, nor I, nor anyone else has a "right" to force your mail on recipients 
who do not want it.

Spamhaus happens to have fairly effective ways to ask to have a listing 
reviewed, I expect because they found that it's a net benefit to their 
overall credibility.


PS: I've never run into a "government spam list".  Can you provide some 

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