I recently tried to send a internet abuse / spam complaint to Tucows and I received this “Delivery to the following recipient message failed” reply:
“Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain tucows.com by mx.tucows.com.cust.hostedemail.com. [184.108.40.206].
The error that the other server returned was:
571 5.7.1 Message contains spam or virus or sender is blocked : mice53_7447110ad6f41″
It is very issresponsible of Tucows to have an abuse email address which filters and prevents the delivery of emails which comtain spam content.
This makes it impossible to send them internet abuse spam complaints.
In my opinion , Tucows is a Irresponsible, Spam Friendly Registrar.
On Tucows website at http://www.tucowsdomains.com/topic/disputes-and-complaints/ they state;
“What can I do about SPAM? Tucows has no control over this domain. We are not the legal owners of the domain, we are just the wholesale Registrar that the domain was purchased through using one of our Providers. The domain is not hosted on our network, nor do we provide bandwidth, web hosting, or email services for this domain. We cannot just delete domains that have objectionable words in them”
You can read all of their statement at http://www.tucowsdomains.com/topic/disputes-and-complaints
In my opinion, Tucows is taking a Pass-The-Buck, Irresponsible, Do Nothing position. Other responsible registrars like Joker.com & Godaddy SHUTS SPAMMERS WEBSITES DOWN when abuse complaints are filed.
There is NO EXCUSE for Tucows not doing the same and by failing to do so, Tucows is part of the SPAM problem and I think they should be put out of business through boycotts of their service.
In the War Against Spam, there is no middle ground…
A Registrar or Hosting provider is either part of the solution and shuts spammers down, or part of the problem by doing nothing