i’ve got a directory of addresses to report spam originating from certain domains. quite a few of these domains include an upstream domain (which, theoretically, is responsible for making sure the hosted domain doesn’t send spam) that is enom dot com.
just out of curiosity, i typed host enom.com into a terminal, and it gave me 22.214.171.124
then i typed dig -x 126.96.36.199 soa which told me that rightside.co is the SOA for that IP address. whois rightside.co gave me enom dot com, which uses nameservers provided by akam.net
rightside.co or The Rightside Group owns enom dot com, and a bunch of other registry-related web sites…
host akam.net returns nothing….
salamandir@Gingko:~$ host akam.net
however, i have a sneaky way to get around things that return nothing in my terminal, and that is DomainTools dot com. they tell me that akam.com is owned by Akamai Technologies… the people who are responsible for serving between 15 and 30 percent of all web traffic…
so, to conclude, quite a number of the people behind the domains responsible for the spam i receive on a daily basis, ultimately, buy their server time from akamai technologies.
i’ve read that up to 80% of all internet traffic is spam, and it’s all coming from a company that serves between 15 and 30 percent of all web traffic…
how does that make ANY sense whatsoever?!? 😛