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Anonymous

Posted on: 2007/7/3 18:42
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[merge request] Banning top-level domains - duplicate material

Hi all,

Am I right in thinking that entering:

|*.info$

In preferences>User Info Settings for email addresses that must not be used will stop registrations from all .info domains?

Cheers

BDW

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Posted on: 2007/7/3 18:45
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Re: Banning top-level domains

Yes it will probably ban all .info address.

This is not a good idea as you may ban loads of valid registrations.

Anonymous

Posted on: 2007/7/3 18:58
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Re: Banning top-level domains

Hi Barry,

Thanks for the quick reply - much appreciated

Quote:
BDW wrote:

Yes it will probably ban all .info address.


Quote:
BDW wrote:

This is not a good idea as you may ban loads of valid registrations.


I don't think that this will affect my site as I don't get many genuine new users and those that I do get will be all .org, .org.uk, .co.uk or .com domains. I can only think of one potential users with a .info address and if he was going to sign up he would have done so by now.

My website is for a social group in which I'm well known and easily found; genuine new users with a .info email address can always email me to discuss things.

I've added it as a temporary measure due to having a couple of dodgy registrations this evening, with usernames of "zom" and "zoom" followed by a some numbers (21108 springs to mind) and domains which seem to a random mix of numbers and letters followed by .info

BDW

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Posted on: 2007/7/3 19:02
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Re: Banning top-level domains

yip, its mr george-walker-bush again.

See my update in the other stickeyd post

Anonymous

Posted on: 2007/7/8 7:18
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Re: Banning top-level domains

Update:

Entering

|*.info$

into "User Info Settings" doesn't ban all registrations from .info domains.

I've changed it to:

|.info$

to see what happens.

Also, our "friend" over at g-w-b.info has used two new domains overnight:

abiesalba.info
acser.info

Cheers

Northern

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Posted on: 2007/7/8 9:14
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Re: Banning top-level domains

that should work, and it should stop them at the register.php page.
with any .info they should see this above the field.
* ERROR: Invalid email

Anonymous

Posted on: 2007/7/8 12:11
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Re: Banning top-level domains

Cheers fella - I'll see what happens over the next few days

OldFriend

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Posted on: 2007/7/12 0:37
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Re: Banning top-level domains

Quote:

Northern wrote:
that should work, and it should stop them at the register.php page.
with any .info they should see this above the field.
* ERROR: Invalid email


Can someone point me to the correct file to update so that I can put some extra "user friendly" information into this message.

The last thing that I want to do is turn away valid registrations, so if I could add some more text to inform the user what to do if they believe they have a valid registration request.

Something along the line of...
"Sorry, due to spamming we no longer automatically allow registration with the email address .....@..... Please either use another email address or send an email to me@my-email.com to request registration"