The work to make Communicado’s life as difficult as possible continues and it does seem like we’re having some success.
When I started this project, Communicado registered all their domains through DAILY mostly using faked registrant data and hiding behind the privileges granted to individual private registrants. I established a dialog with Nominet about this and it seems Nominet did take action to the point of suspending some of these domains. Communicado then suddenly switched to using ENOM for registering their domains, I don’t know and have no way of knowing if they were booted off by DAILY or just decided to switch. Either way, it made no difference, I could easily find the domains they were registering via Nominet’s PRSS tool.
As of Monday 16th, they have changed tactics again. They have apparently abandoned the .co.uk namespace (I’m sure they’ll be missed) and have gone back to using a variety of .com, .net and .org domains. Some seen in use today are:
actionallegiance.com andronol.com baotao.org bigrockconsultants.com coolpress.net europacastno.com greenroses.org hourlycreative.com pidchas.com
They’re easy enough to spot in the logs, but I don’t currently have a good way of searching the whois for these TLDs. Suggestions for such a tool (non-free is fine) are welcome.
Maintaining this list and the RBL service is taking time and money. I will absolutely never be charging anyone for the list and the RBL will be free and open access for as long as it is sustainable to do so. In addition to the ways you can help mentioned in previous posts, a more direct way you can help is to donate a little money, preferably in the form of Bitcoin to 1F9Y1Gd3Pmmchxa7uGFd3zBQY9zVuX78Jd.
More news when I have it, you can follow @Excommunicado for more frequent updates.