Computer Business Review - SpamHaus Seeks to Put Spam Reputation in the DNS
Mail transfer agent (MTA) and spam-filtering software could be configured to
recognize that mail from a .mail address is inherently not spam and filter
accordingly. Sendmail Inc, a major MTA vendor, is supporting the .mail
"My first response was 'That's insane, it couldn't possibly
work'," said Sendmail CTO Eric Allman, who may be tapped to be on the registry's
board. "Then I heard more and realized it would work and it's actually a pretty
The Register - Anti-spammers press for own domain
More interesting is .mail, the proposal for a special anti-spam TLD. The concept
is similar to sender authentication proposals (SPF, RMX, Caller ID etc)
currently under discussion in the technical community and some big companies,
only it uses a special namespace for storing the information about the
mailserver of example.com under mailserver.com.mail.
founder of Spamhaus.org, is named as the first board member of the Supporting
Organisation for the Registry, the "Anti-Spam Community Registry".
The Register - SpamHaus lobbies for .mail TLD
TechNewsWorld - Proposed Top-Level Domains Target Porn, Spam, Jobs
While TLDs are seen primarily as an organizational tool, Spamhaus believes it
can use its proposed suffix -- .mail -- to fight spam. The idea is to create a
domain guaranteed to be spam free, explained Spamhaus volunteer John Reid.
"It allows places that don't spam to use this TLD and the system behind it
to send mail that will be vouched for by Spamhaus and the group behind it to be
spam free," he told TechNewsWorld.
NW Fusion - ICANN considers domain name extensions
Computer Business Review - Ten Applications Filed for New Internet Domains
Having a .mail address would guarantee that you do not spam, according to the
application. Names would take the form example.com.mail, and would be used
primarily in email, though the web could be used to lookup a registrant's
PC Pro - New .mail top-level domain offers hope for spoiling spam
The Internet's governing body is considering a proposal
for a .mail top-level domain that could be a powerful new weapon in the fight