[arin-ppml] Snarl: Using ARIN Contacts to report abuse.

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Mon Nov 3 12:16:21 EST 2008

Stewart Dean wrote:
> I am increasingly seeing that abuse-related comments are going to our 
> ARIN whois info contacts instead of abuse@<domain>. ...this seems to be 
> the new thing....I guess they figure that this way they'll get someone, 
> since these addresses are explicitly listed, where abuse@<domain> is one 
> of the implicitly (by RFC standard) required, but not always incarnated
> Damn.  This is one of those expedient, but wrong way to do things, but 
> everyone is adopting it.

Really? I've always use a network's abuse contact to report abuse rather 
than random domain names, especially in the case of spam where the 
domain is usually forged anyway.


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