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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:26 pm 
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One of my clients pointed out to me this anti-spam blacklister fl.chickenboner.biz on here and he thought I was crazy for using whatismyipaddress.com as a blacklist checker for my company's clients to use. Can someone tell me why this is on the list and why it's named this and if it can be either removed or renamed? Otherwise I guess I'll just use another checker but I've always like WIMIP site despite that one blacklist service. I mean...I don't personally care about the name myself, i think it's funny... but many clients do not like it and they think they're actually getting put on a blacklist when they see that little green check next to a nonsense blacklist name such as chickenboner. It's just not professional.

Any insight on this? If nothing else, just tell me the history of this blacklist service.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:19 pm 
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The history on the phrase can be found here: chickenboner.

We have no historical information on the blacklist itself.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:07 pm 
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ok, that's actually pretty awesome! I couldn't find anything on google about this.

Thanks for this.

Now I know what to tell my clients.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:48 am 
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A "chickenboner", at least according to netlingo.com (http://www.netlingo.com/word/chicken-boner.php), is:

"A derogatory name for a spammer. It is said that while spammers see themselves as cyber entrepreneurs, they are really just beer-drinking, chicken-bone-chewing lowlifes."

The name seems to be intended to evoke exactly the pornographic images that it might and, in my opinion, has no place in the business world, especially as a black list. This black list does not use the "bl" acronym that typically denotes a black list. Instead, it uses a "fl". Take a wild guess what the "f" stands for....

There is no apparent way to get removed from this blacklist. Any network I can use to attempt to access chickenboner.biz, simply redirects you to anther page that attempts to sell Norton software. If this isn't a big enough clue that fl.chickenboner.biz is a libelous hoax, then visit domaintools.com (http://whois.domaintools.com/chickenboner.biz) where you'll find that chickenboner.biz has been "listed for sale [for] $6,619".

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While the owner of the domain is hidden behind TuCows "Contact Privacy Inc." (no surprise there) but it is, according to speed guide.net (http://www.speedguide.net/ip/fl.chickenboner.biz), it is hosted in Whittier, a suburb of Los Angeles, by an organization known as "Findology". Findology, (according to www.findology.com/ppcse_promo/) is in the business of "generating targeted traffic to your sites." Well, you just made a real big impression on me, Findology, but not in a good way. Anyway, given the location of the host, it's likely they will find the situation amusing as well and, given the Yelp reviews of Net2ez, I would say it's unlikely they will remove this abusive hoster. So if your business is affected by this "f" list, too bad, so sad.

In summary, if your domain or IP is listed on fl.chickenboner.biz, there is no apparent way to remove yourself from this blacklist, short of paying a ransom of $6,619. It's black list blackmail. However, it is also very telling. If a company chooses to employ a clearly unprofessional black list like fl.chickenboner.biz, that in itself says something about the technical culture of company itself and you might take a SPAM rejection from this black list as good information about that company.


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