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  1. #1

    New Domain Name & Instant Spam

    I registered a new domain name last night with godaddy. It finally resolved/propagated tonight - about twenty hours later (about normal from my experience). I had checked it just two hours ago, and it wasn’t resolving yet (at least from my Comcast account).

    Take a nap – get up – OK, it’s resolving now

    Everyone neurotically checks there new domains over and over to find out when they propagate - right? It's not just me - right?

    Anyway, I go into cpanel for the first time and check my e-mail account on horde and squirrel mail (to set up). Geeese, already five spam messages. My domain name is rather obscure.

    The only thing I can figure, spammers are crawling the whois data base everyday for new names.

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    The only thing I can figure, spammers are crawling the whois data base everyday for new names.
    It's 100% true but in your case it was so fast ,,
    I used to have and spam email form a hosting company almost the 2nd day after registration ( but in your case it was extremely fast )
    So I think your domain has been registered before so it gets spam so fast
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  3. #3
    Well, I'll be. I just checked - your right.

    It was for sale at one time.


  4. #4
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    dont feel bad... I just got a three char domain a week ago and already got about 100 emails sent to it... had to put boxtrapper on mine...

  5. #5
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    expired domains often get lots of spam, just like any domain that has been used for a while. I have had domains getting thousands of spams/day within days of registration
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  6. #6
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    thats totally true

    thats why never setup catch-all [email protected] to ur mailbox just use the email you think its less usable for expired domains
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  7. #7
    Yep, I configured the catchall account to the :blackhole: in cpanel.

    Now I shouldn't see anything unless it's an address I created.

  8. #8
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    awesome thats what I did

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