Patent Number: 8,793,318

Title: System and method for identifying and reporting improperly registered web sites

Abstract: A method for identifying and reporting improperly registered web sites includes receiving unwelcome mail. A Universal Resource Locator for the unwelcome mail is extracted. A database for ownership data for the extracted Universal Resource Locator is queried. The ownership data includes an owner email address for an owner of the extracted Universal Resource Locator. A message is sent to the owner email address requesting a stop to the unwelcome mail. If the message is rejected, the rejection is indicative of invalid ownership data. Thereafter, the invalid ownership data and the Universal Resource Locator is reported to the proper authority.

Inventors: Bruen; Garth (Brookline, MA)

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International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018