Palau: Spam Haven? No, but…
Over on his blog, John Levine offers up a review of the history of the .PW TLD (top-level domain). The context: Recently relaunched, .PW has perhaps immediately become a spam haven. John mentions that at least one receiver is already treating mail referencing .PW as “block on sight.” Incidentally, John’s not the only friend of mine complaining about a recent uptick of spam referencing the .PW TLD.
Based on what I’ve heard so far, my guess is that more, widespread blocking of mail referencing .PW domains seems likely.
Deja vu? It feels like .biz all over again.
May 6, 2013 update: John Levine adds, “I don’t think I’ll be unblocking mail from .PW anytime soon.”