At 06:15 AM 1/27/97 -0600, Steve wrote:
>InterNic will just throw your message away. They have stated that they
>are not responsible for anything that someone does with their domain.
>Writing to InterNic wouldn't do you any good. Sorry to tell you that.
So then who oversees an ISP? It strikes me that an owner/administrator
of a local ISP could make a lot of dough by catering to the spammers
of the world. Guarantee them they will not be hassled or removed, and
they have a ready base of operations. The ISP could charge them a
premium fee for the extra-ordinary service and get rich. (Have I not
just described AOL? )
If there is no one out there that will enforce anti-spam sentiments, then
what is to stop them?
I know you many of you will answer that community Internet standards
govern the activities of ISPs, but in the last few years, I've seen
more Web based servers that are not adhering to past standards. Those
standards don't seem to mean spit these days.
We can all complain to the Postmaster@SpammersDomain.com, assuming
you can locate the right store, but how do you really know the
Postmaster is actually taking appropriate action? Because you
got a letter from him saying he was taking care of the matter? HA!