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Re: [[email protected]] Spamhaus & ".mail" TLD

  • To: Anthony Edwards < >
  • From: Markus Stumpf < >
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 16:24:37 +0200
  • Organization: SpaceNet AG, Muenchen, Germany

On Sun, Mar 28, 2004 at 08:50:53AM +0100, Anthony Edwards wrote:
> I believe that any suggestion that Steve has now decided to "cash in",
> in any way, on his reputation to create an anti-spam related business
> is a long way off the mark.  Whether or not the .mail proposal is a
> good idea, the idea that it is likely to be (or is intended to be)
> a money spinner for its organisers is improbable.

2000 USD for a subdomain under .mail /will/ be a money spinner. At least
if they can enforce that everyone running a mailserver must have a
subdomain there.
How much "legitimate" MTAs in different domains do you estimate to exist?
Is 1 million a good estimate?
1 million * 2000 USD per year is a lot of money I'd say for running a
few DNS servers.

I don't want to allege that the goals of Steve or others with the .mail
domain where to "cash in", but this would be the side effect.

What I'd really want to know is the "service" that is associated with
the .mail domain. They want to establish a accrediation system,
obviously, but they lack an exact definition of the terms and they lack
a detailed description about monitoring and tracking and handling
the compliance with the terms, initially and after assigning the .mail


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