WHOIS and SPAM

The 2003 CDT spam report is often cited as evidence that WHOIS data mining is not really responsible for any significant amount of spam. In early May, I changed the contact e-mail address displayed in the WHOIS records of most of my domain names t…

The 2003 CDT spam report is often cited as evidence that WHOIS data mining is not really responsible for any significant amount of spam.In early May, I changed the contact e-mail address displayed in the WHOIS records of most of my domain names to a fresh address that is not being spam-filtered. For six weeks, the address did not receive spam. I almost forgot about it. Now, I’m getting daily spam at that address.Seems like the CDT report’s findings are outdated.