[Mimedefang] Enlisting registrars in fighting phishing and other scams

WBrown at e1b.org WBrown at e1b.org
Wed Aug 22 13:42:16 EDT 2007

Jan-Pieter wrote on 08/22/2007 12:44:38 PM:

> Having a large botnet available that can do the whois lookups for you
> certainly helps here... :-/

Why not turn all the spam filters into a "botnet" of sorts to gather this 
info.  Each filter checks a central cache server to see it is listed.  If 
not, the individual filter does the whois.  result is then uploaded to 
cache server for all others to see. 

Once in the cache server, it could return the status of the registrar... 
Perhaps even on a scale of 1 to X relative to how many known good v. known 
bad domains they registered.

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