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Every time I check my referrers, I cannot help but notice all those utterly futile referrer spams from various order-your-pills-online sites. And each time I start thinking about various method to block them all (then I never implement these methods because I mostly don't care about refer spam :)

I checked a couple hundreds of referrer domains and, unsurprisingly, about 85% of the spammers have been registered via, biggest spam domain registrar in this part of the known universe.

So, I thought, a method of getting rid of most of these would be to check every referrer's registrar and deny site access if it happens to be one of spamoniker's domain. A moniker checking script is an easy piece of code.

Of course, this would be totally overkill since it would add about a 0.2 second delay to every page load. But I just couldn't not blog about this and about the fact that are a bunch of worthless scum.

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  1. Carol says:

    Moniker is the spammer. Not just the registering company.

    In the last few days I received messages from and on and on. They are all showing brand name products in the subject line, and they all have the same number in the click address eight digits which I assume is the email identifier for your email address. If you type in the site itself you will only find an email removal.
    Since I won't click on them directly I'm really not sure what the purpose of this type of spam is.

    I have considered paying them a personal visit on my next trip to Ft Lauderdale FL

  2. Ozh says:

    Carol » visiting them sounds fun >:]

  3. Fred says:

    Moniker are indeed the spammers. They run a business they promote as responsible email services, but I think their customers all know better.

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