Philip Jacob

Domain Name Nirvana and Damn Spam

· Philip Jacob

Recently, I purchased a new domain name (a .org) and was pleasantly surprised to see that it had made its way into the root nameservers within a few minutes. It’s really a great thing to be able to do this. I was pleased.

I set up the site running Wordpress and went to bed. I woke up the next morning to lots of blog-spam for gambling sites. I was less than pleased.

What puzzled me is that I told nobody about the website. This same scenario happened again this week, actually. Oddly enough, this blog gets some publicity and yet no comment spam.

It’s impressive how well and how quickly spammers can take an otherwise lovely technological experience and wreck it.