IP numbers are arguably public resources. These public resources are “assigned” by RIR to individuals and corporations. These assignees may use assigned resources for their own (benefit and theoretical) exclusive use on the public network.
Of late, ipv4 resources have become more scarce and individuals and corporations have reportedly started “selling” these assigned public resources.
Blacklists: IP resources have reputations and whether they are in use by individual X or Corporation Y makes no difference.If you have just been assigned these resources or you have just received an IP number from an “ISP” – it matters not. All that matters is the total and historic reputation of the resource, the resource ranges, and the assignee. If IP resources have cause abuse and general mayhem and criminality on the public network some of these resources will be very expensive and cost a lot of time and effort to “clean” as these resources may be tainted. (They may also be simultaneously listed on hundreds of independent ‘blacklists’). Some IPV4 assignees do not ethically manage abuse complaints. Some are constantly and recurringly abusing others on the public network, others constantly mix abuse, spam, scams with real commercial emails. Then there are also large multinational corporations that cut down spending on abuse management to balance their estimation of what they wrongly believe their deliverability will carry. Either way: The listing of each public resource on our public blacklists are there for a reason, our many millions of listings simply contain zero errors.
With the advent of resource scoring, (where an ipv4 resource relaying email and carrying web and other traffic, has a calculated “score”) Internet abuse has been much reduced and cheaply managed.
If your IP resources are listed on Ascams.com ipv6 or ipv4 WHITELISTS and:
– you request removal, such removal is performed within 24 hours.
– you request addition, such addition may be possible if you follow these suggested guidelines for whitelist addition
If your IP resources are listed on Ascams.com ipv4 BLACKLISTS and:
– you request addition, such addition, such addition is performed if we deem it required
– you request removal, such removal may be possible if you follow these suggested guidelines for blacklist removal. Removal, if at all possible, is performed whenever us humans get around to it.
– Ascams.com blacklists contains NO FALSE POSITIVES so remember that “your” resources are listed because of abuse originating from it.
– Whereas it is true that “Everyone Leaks” or everyone sends SPAM, SCAMS, PHISH and Cyber Crime : The management of your abuse is the single largest scoring factor on ascams.com blacklists. – If you do not allow your users to relay bulk email, if you do not allow your users to send unsolicited emails, if you do not allow your users to be involved in cyber crime and if you respond to abuse complaints by applying your use policies – your resource should be easy to remove or delist from any of our public facing blacklists. If you are a large, even multi national corporation, and you do not apply your use policies on an equitable basis to all of your assigned resources, you will face challenges with our scoring requirements.
Suggested Guideline for Addition and Removal Requests
Removal Requests Suggestion: Check that the resource you are applying for removal for IS NOT LISTED ANYWHERE ELSE. First remove your resource from all other reputable blacklists. Only after your resources are “cleaned”, then request removal from Ascams.com – unless you believe that your other listings are not relevant, then:
In the subject line of a plain text email to firstname.lastname@example.org : Removal/Addition from Name of List
In the BODY of the same plain text email: The ipv4/ipv6 resource number on the first line
You do not need to send anything else, but if you really want to you can add any additional information supporting the request below the resource number.
How long will it take for my resource to be removed from any blacklist?
If it is possible, removal is usually done between 24 hours and 30 days, depending on RIR and how many items your resource generates on our removal checklist. If your resource is still listed on other blacklists, we may contact those lists and require to receive feedback and additional information. Only after we have received the information and additional data will we be able to make a decision on the removal or non removal of your resource. If your resource has been on our lists for a period longer than 5 years, removal may no longer be possible without additional declarations. Please check the additional information in the answer, for more information.
You will/should never receive any feedback or any emails from ascams.com – Your resource will either be (1) added or (2) removed or (3) nothing will happen.
We consider it fair for anyone to submit one request per ip resource, per year. Multiple requests in the same year will be considered abusive requests.