iWeb disbands biggest Domain Spammer network on the planet
Canada-based web hosting company iWeb have confirmed the termination of the biggest domain spammer network on the Internet.
Operating behind the anonymity of the white-label PrivateDNS.com domain servers, the hosted server was identified as the source of thousands of emails that were sent to domainers since at least 2008.
After our report of the situation a few days ago, Martin Leclair of iWeb stated:
The investigation was completed and the server is used only for spamming … furthermore it was in collection. The authorization to suspend the server was given 5 minutes ago. It should be taken offline shortly. I hope it will help to stop this spamming.
Some have pointed out that the spammer is from Turkey but so far there is no information to support this. Regardless, this is a huge blow to the mass-mailer of thousands of junk emails that preyed on unsuspected domainers by suggesting that they owed “search engine” fees akin to renewals.
Obviously, we will keep an eye on any new developments. Domainers 1 – Spammers 0