Something has to be done.
Robocalling, SMS spam and email spam to contacts collected from newly-registered domain names are out of control. Simply out of control.
I registered a domain name last week using a Google Voice number so I could track the marketing. I received two SMS messages from people pitching logo design and video production within 24 hours. One around midnight. I also received a phone call from someone offering to create a website on my new domain name.
I blame nefarious peddlers who are making it easier and cheaper than ever to obtain Whois information.
But regardless of blame, I hope that registrars can come together to take out the revenue side of this equation. It might be a game of Whack-a-Mole, but can we give it a shot?
Each SMS or spam message leads to a website. If these websites are suspended then the marketers have to switch