Worst registrar Xin Net finally starting to respond

My posting Worst registrar Xin Net crackdown requested generated some email I'd like to share with you. First, a note from Dick, a security professional, about these illicit pharmacy sites: Amen, Martin!  A search for “legal” Canadian drug web sites will direct you to Russian, Ukrainian, Indian, S. American, etc. based sites that use the Canadian drug industry approval logos on their sites,

My posting Worst registrar Xin Net crackdown requested generated some email I'd like to share with you. First, a note from Dick, a security professional, about these illicit pharmacy sites:

Amen, Martin!  A search for “legal” Canadian drug web sites will direct you to Russian, Ukrainian, Indian, S. American, etc. based sites that use the Canadian drug industry approval logos on their sites, when they are NOT approved or certified vendors!  They are all ILLEGAL, yet will sell you drugs without a prescription. 

For a bit, my wife had to take some drugs and we found them at half the US price and bought them legally in Canada.  When we tried to find that site again, with prescription in hand, we found several “illegal” ones who didn’t require a prescription as advertised.

The illegal ones also sell your name for a nickel and then the spam comes like a tsunami!!!

Thanks much for your effort.

Dick

Dick, I had little to do with this: I'm just trying shine light on what other people have done. For an example in addition to KnujOn and CastleCops, keep reading.

Terry Bowden of www.complainterator.com, who has been deeply involved in the effort to get Xin Net to  respond to illicit site complaints, writes:

My colleagues and I have been tracking Xin Net compliance, and documenting every site that they take down at our request.

You can see their sudden 100% compliance (after two years of great wall of stonewalling) at http://wiki.castlecops.com/XIN_NET_Removals. Compare that with http://wiki.castlecops.com/XIN_NET_Removals_Archive.

The overall comparison of Xin Net with other heavily infested Chinese registrars is at http://wiki.castlecops.com/Bulk_Spam_Reporting.

If you follow the first of those three links, you'll see some Russian names as owners of illicit sites. You'll also see that not all the takedowns were done successfully.

In a follow-up note, Terry added:

The information at www.complainterator.com covers successful removals of web sites reported to Chinese registrars.

Unfortunately, although Xin Net now has gone from zero to hero in rapid removals of spamvertized web sites as we report them in their thousands, they have yet to acquire the next skill level above removing web sites. That is the skill to remove web servers belonging to criminals in such a way as to render them ineffective.

Other registrars have acted upon my instructions for name server removal with devastating effect. When removed properly, a name server will not only no longer translate names to addresses for all spammed sites that use them, but will freeze those sites so that they can not be transferred out. Sometimes as many as a thousand sites can be taken out by one removal of their name server(s). That's what I call clinbing further up the food chain, something I discovered two years ago, and which is implemented in my highly successful "complainterator" (automated complaint generator) offering.

A forum that tracks the massive success of my campaign is at Castlecops, http://www.castlecops.com/f287-Complainterator.html. More information about this spammer giant killer is in the Spam Wiki at http://www.spamtrackers.eu/wiki.

I should add that, as pointed out by Dan Fox, additional specific information about Xin Net is at http://spamtrackers.eu/wiki/index.php?title=Xin_Net.

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