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Estdomain Press Release: aka "we’re good guys, honest"

October 23rd 2008 in Uncategorized

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Here’s the Press Release:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/10/prweb1504344.htm

An Esthost representative also posted a message to NANOG a while back – as far as I know, there was only one public response:
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/nanog/users/109300

Do I believe that Estdomains/Esthost are innocent victims?  Nah… too much has happened for too long.  Let’s not forge these Washington Post articles:

Part 1:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/09/estdomains.html

Part 2:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/09/estdomains_a_sordid_history_an.html

And SpamHaus:
http://www.spamhaus.org/news.lasso?article=636

And let’s not forget the myriad mentions of Esthost/Estdomains on this very blog:
http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/search.aspx?q=estdomains&o=Relevance
http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/search.aspx?q=esthost&o=Relevance


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