Overview of spam from Nni.com

15 Feb 2006

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No spam today

General information about Nni.com

Added 23 April 1999. Spam consists of uuencoded ads for kinkyphonetalk.com. NNI stands for NuNet Inc.

I received an immediate response from Nni. They have a responsive abuse team and an anti-abuse policy with real teeth. ($500 minimum fine for email spam plus $.50 per message sent.) I don't think we'll be seeing very many spams from this site. These guys play whack-a-mole with sledghammers.

NuNet seems to be one of the good guys.

Ownership & Contact Info

Whois identifies Nni.com as
NuNet, Inc. (NNI2-DOM)
   26 Bethlehem Plaza
   Bethlehem, PA 18018

   Domain Name: NNI.COM

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
      Keown, John  (JK744) jdk@NNI.COM
      (610) 882 5600
   Billing Contact:
      Keown, John  (JK744)  jdk@NNI.COM
      (610) 882 5600

   Record last updated on 05-Nov-98.
   Record created on 13-Oct-95.
   Database last updated on 22-Apr-99 11:06:22 EDT.

Site history


NetNews Feeds

Nni.com receives netnews feeds from the following sites that I know of:

These sites have been added to the reporting list for Nni.com to keep them aware of the problem, and to suggest that they terminate their netnews feed with Nni.com until such time that Nni.com adopts an anti-spam policy and regains control of their servers.


Sample Spam

Article contained uuencoded javascript (which has been decoded here for example) and hash-busting code in the Subject line and message body. From: cn3g8@ngc83.com Newsgroups: alt.sex.stories Subject: Kinky Hot Talk 99060 Message-ID: <20049912.5358@ngc83.com> Date: Tuesday, 20 Apr 1999 12:53:58 -0600 Organization: 8w98c NNTP-Posting-Host: nas-27-2.la.navinet.net X-Trace: 20 Apr 1999 15:38:18 -0500, nas-27-2.la.navinet.net Lines: 10 Path: newsfeed2.uswest.net!cyclone1.uswest.net!newsfeed3.uswest.net! news.nni.com!ngc83.com <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE></TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="LiveScript"> window.location.href="http://www.kinkyphonetalk.com"; </SCRIPT> </BODY> </HTML> #P;7,LGn:dnh#(Afhy1(Zum6WM;q()&/nbnI_^z',vHbU:txBs ":Lp.qY/US*c(ipCp+y@

To report spam, contact abuse@nni.com

A complete history may also be available.

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