It has been a busy few weeks since I first blogged about Communicado, here are some of the highlights of what has been going on.
- Communicado are still registering somewhere between 40 and 60 new domains a week. The blacklist is being regularly updated and currently has 5364 domains listed.
- Communicado appear to have switched registrars from DAILY to ENOM as of yesterday. Makes no difference to picking up their domains.
- Nominet has been investigating and tell me that some of Communicado’s domains have been suspended and they are in the process of suspending more.
- Please follow @Excommunicado for news and announcements on Twitter. Low volume, only on topic.
- The existing text file download will continue to be updated but, by popular demand, I have set up a DNS RBL containing their domains. As of the time of writing it is open access, that may change if it becomes too busy. Using it is easy:
martin@olga:~$ host malimanosa.co.uk.excommunicado.co.uk malimanosa.co.uk.excommunicado.co.uk has address 127.0.0.2 martin@olga:~$ host flobbletob.co.uk.excommunicado.co.uk Host flobbletob.excommunicado.co.uk not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
If anyone wants to provide working configuration examples for SpamAssassin (or other similar tools), I will cheerfully link to them or post them here.
More news when I have it, have a Communicado-free afternoon!