Getting solicitation emails everytime I register a new domain. How do they do it?
Posted on 2014-04-15
Lately, I've been noticing something very unusual every time I register a new domain name through GoDaddy. About 12-24 hours after I register the new domain .. I get the same exact solicitation email, .. which basically states something to the effect of ..
"Hey, .. I just noticed that you registered this new "mydomain.com" domain name. Do you need a any website design or development services? If so, .. contact us!"
I contacted GoDaddy to inquire about this, ... suspicious that they might be behind it somehow. However, they assured me that they have absolutely nothing to do with it.
What they said, actually, was that it was more than likely a "bot" of some kind, .. one that scans whois records nightly looking for new domain registrations, and that then scrapes the contact email addresses from the records that they then use for sending the solicitation emails.
At first I was furious. But shortly afterwards I changed my mind and decided that it was actually AWESOME and incredibly CLEVER .. and, .. basically, .. I now want to know how to do that. Does anyone here know how I might implement something like this?