I’m sure many blog owners are frustrated with the tons of spam comments advertising a site called ottawavalleyag.org. So far today I’ve gotten nearly 100 such messages.
The site in question has an IP of 126.96.36.199 which resolves to a service provider called Verio in Colorado. The owner of the domain is supposedly based in Antigua, but the address is more than likely a red herring. I’ve written the following letter to Vario asking them to remedy the situation:
8005 South Chester Street
Eaglewood, CO 80112
To Whom It May Concern:
The domain http://www.ottawavalleyag.org/ resolving to the IP address 188.8.131.52 has been engaging in repeated and consistant attempts to leave unsolicited commercial messages on several blog sites including jayreding.com. As spamming is prohibited under the Verio Acceptable Use Policy, I would ask that this site be placed under review and immediately cease and desist sending further unsoliticited commercial messages.Jay Reding
I’m hopeful this will result in a more thorough investigation of this group, including possible investigation for other fraudulent practices. Companies that choose to send email and blog spam do so at their own risk. As a blogger, I will do what I can to fight spammers and see that they get shut down for their dishonest and potentially illegal activities.