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    Looks Like Cerf Prefers the "xxxxxxx" TLD
    by Anonymous on Monday August 22 2005, @01:40PM (#16036)
    http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/ga/ms g02700.html

    "Vinton G. Cerf" <vinton.g.cerf@xxxxxxx> wrote:

        Danny,

        I understand your point. There is a huge amount of spam that comes into the email at ICANN and I am not sure whether it is mechanically possible to distinguish "letter writing campaigns" from spam. I don't say this to dismiss your point at all, just thinking out loud about how to go about implementing it. Perhaps this is a judgment call and if campaigns like this are mounted, we should consider posting a sample?

        The ICANN Ombudsman also received a large number of emails (not as many as the Department of Commerce, however). He considers these contacts to be private since the business of ombudsmanship requires a considerable degree of sensitivity.

        Of course, every mailing list is now a potential spam target, so keeping a list like that actually useful is a challenge.

        What's your thought about practical implementation?

        By the way, all of the email sent to me that contained the string ".<triple X>" was filtered out by my company's spam filter and I had to retrieve these manually from the spam files!!

        vint

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        vinton.g.cerf@xxxxxxx
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