RE: [DNS] Predatory business practice

RE: [DNS] Predatory business practice

From: Ron Stark <ronstark§businesspark.com.au>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 16:50:11 +1000
Hi Don,

Perhaps in my vehemence I failed to get across my point.  Frustrating as it
is, I accept that junk mail is here to stay.  My issue is with the (to me)
deceptive content of the mail (they were faxes) I and my clients received
from Internet Names Group.  I'm in the industry - I know damn well that it
costs nothing to do what they're offering at $1000 plus the costs of
registration.

I'm objecting to two things - their continuing attempts to rip off an
under-informed public, and the fact that they seem to have unrestricted
access to a database of domain names and expiry dates on which to base their
spam.

Ron Stark

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Cameron [mailto:donc&#167;mudgeeab.com.au]
Sent: Saturday, 1 September 2001 2:26 PM
To: dns&#167;auda.org.au
Subject: Re: [DNS] Predatory business practice


Hi Ron,

MAPS RBL - http://mail-abuse.org/rbl/ (pity ORBS is no longer around) - drop
them a note. Also check-out the Coalition Against Unsolicited Bulk Email,
Australia (CAUBE) at: http://www.caube.org.au

The answer is simple... advertisers have a legal right to send mail to you
(accepting that sometimes questions arise over ethics and the legalities of
just how your information is obtained) - however as a consumer, you also
have a legal right to refuse to accept advertising junk mail.

Complain to your ISP... get the offending mail servers blocked and
registered with MAPS... request a DNS block on the offending homepages...
Use the same legal rights the advertisers use to get to you.

Remember SPAM E-Mail is only about one thing... shifting advertising costs
to the consumer... making you pay for a companies advertising. Reputable
companies have a budget and pay for advertising, which in turn pays for
things like free-to-air television and radio. Internet SPAM pays for nothing
other than the offending companies bottom-line.

Just refuse to receive it.

Rgds, Don


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