Thank you for the welcome.
I wouldn't necessarily go for the mass spamcop reporting. One of the criticisms of spamcop is that it generates a new email for every spam report, even though they're all identical. If you're an ISP and there are hundreds of spamcop reports in your inbox, it may be more trouble than it's worth to find the unique reports. Once a domain is already blacklisted, there are diminishing returns.
Yes, and i've found it's hard to tell if you are reporting to an isp or the spammer that initiated the spam run. - I've found that email@example.com/gmail.com is a notorious spammer on the Naunet registry. - you can use nomina.ru to search alternate records of domains on the .ru TLD and find over 2000 records.
Having said that, I think spamcop is a useful statistical tool, helps to understand where the spam is coming from/hosted from, and is complementary to knujon/coldrain
Are you a siteadvisor reviewer too?
No, but I've found it useful to refer registrars/whois privacy provider and hosts to it for proof of spam problems
I'm definitely going to sign up to it.
We are glad you are here. Please tell us more about yourself or your reporting methods.
I'm using knujon, robtex, nomina.ru ,serversiders, alexa/ page rank,textmechanic, pastebin, aboutus.org, whocallsme,legitscript, twitter and the ftc complaint wizard so far.
I've found the biggest barrier to taking down sites is whois privacy sites, but I've had some limited success following dan balsam's advice on notifiying whois proxies of their responsibilties, but domainproxy is now stating that they will only respond to a properly served subpoena with fees charged per hour for research into their clients.
My workflow is normally knujon, spamcop, robtex to find ip and other spam websites with same ip or nameservers, list these on aboutus.org website. under ip (ie aboutus.org/188.8.131.52 )
If I find a familar Ip address I'll start to search for .com domains that are nameservers or websites, using text mechanic to process info found on robtex for an ip. Once i've got a list of all the TLD (.com, .net,) that i can report using the wdprs, i'll use the bulkwhois on domain tools to check the status of the websites, feed the active ones into a alexa/google pagerank checker, and report the most popular ones and the nameservers as well (even if they are on hold, as they can still be active in this status).
That's generally my regular reporting activity, although I tend to not be this thorough all the time, mostly when I've found large surges or spikes of spam activity.
Lurked your aboutus.org page; pleased to meet you
I'm pretty quiet here... more "voiced" over at WOT forum.
Thanks, I'll have to start using the WOT forums as well, quite a useful service.