Report: Most Spam Sites Tied to Just 10 Registrars
Brian Krebs writes on Security Fix:
Nearly 83 percent of all Web sites advertised through spam can be traced back to just 10 domain name registrars, according to a study to be released this week.More here.
The data come from millions of junk messages collected over the past year by Knujon ("no junk" spelled backwards and pronounced "new john"), an anti-spam outfit that tries to convince registrars to dismantle spam sites.
While there are roughly 900 accredited domain name registrars, spammers appear to register the Web sites they advertise in junk e-mail through just one percent of those registrars. Knujon's rankings include:
1. XinNet Cyber Information Company Limited
3. Network Solutions
5. Planet Online
6. Regtime Ltd.
7. OnlineNIC Inc.
8. Spot Domain LLC
9. Wild West Domains
10. Hichina Web Solutions