Spam is out of Control; Here's Why, and How to Fix It.
COOLCOM is receiving numerous notices from new and old domain registrants that they are being bombarded by unwanted emails and phone calls from all sorts of nefarious companies pushing everything from SEO work, to website building to app development.
The source of the problem… the public WHOIS. The WHOIS is the database of registrant information for most domain names. Accessing it is not restricted when looking for individual domain registrants. The info is available to anyone. What’s more likely however, is that a few unethical parties have set themselves up as ICANN registrars just to sell lists of new registrants to all sorts of spammers and merchants. more