|Received:||3/31/2004 3:44:10 PM|
|Organization:||RadixNet Internet Services|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
D. Regular creation of new domains for the purpose of sending spam when the original domain has been blocked. In particular, pretending that these new domains are new business entities, with new end-user obligations to opt-out of the mailing list. F. Reports: Do Not E-Mail Registry is technically pointless, a huge waste of tax dollars and provides new mechanisms for spammers to violate the intent of the law: a. The quantity of unique email addresses is inifinite. There is no way of creating such a list when anyone can, at any time, create a new email address. This is totally different from the Do Not Call list which deals in a finite universe of numbers which are rarely changed. b. Since nearly 100% of email recipients do not want spam, if Congress insists upon a list, it would make more sense to create a DO SPAM list for those who enjoy receiving ads. c. This list cannot work at all since a spammer can always add to a legitimate address (ie. email@example.com) producing new, non-existent addresses which are NOT in any list, but will nevertheless be delivered to a mailbox. The burden of spam is not only on the email recipient. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other business enterprises must process great quantities of spam sent to non-existent mailboxes. Even though this mail can never be delivered, it must still be processed to determine that fact, and then an error message must be sent back to the sender. This causes significantly increased expenses for hardware, software, and especially for personnel. In summary, a Do Not Spam list is expensive and will provide ZERO benefit to anyone. Please save the money for enforcement. F. Reports: H. Effects of CAN-SPAM: To date, there is no effect at all from this Act. The amount of spam increases continuously. Our ISP currently blocks approximately 75% of all incoming mail BEFORE delivery, yet our customers are still seeing significant increases in the amount of spam delivered to them.