RFC-i blocklist shutting down
The RFC-ignorant blocklist announced on 9/15 that it will be shutting down service.
I commend Derek and his team for how they’re handling the shut down. All too many blocklists have been shut down due to owner burnout with disastrous consequences. Most of these lists did things like listing the whole world or just pulling domains out of the roots. Both types of shutdown methods cause problems for unrelated entities. In one case, a major DNS provider was dealing with what looked like a DOS attack after one blocklist shut down.
I’ve certainly had my differences of opinion with the folks behind RFC-i over the years, but I commend them for announcing the shut down ahead of time and gracefully shutting down RFC-i.