DNSBL AHBL shuts down

The Abusive Host Blocking List (AHBL) was a DNS Blacklist operated since 2003 by a division of the Summit Open Source Development Group (SOSDG), a developer of open source technologies. AHBL provided the community with high quality database of known problematic IPs on the Internet. The service was shut down on March 29, 2014 and it no longer contains any IP data.

Please remove AHBL from your list of ORF DNS Blacklist definitions (see instructions).

Vamsoft would like to say thank you on behalf of the ORF administrators to the blacklist operators for their dedicated work in the past eleven years.

2 thoughts on “DNSBL AHBL shuts down

  1. Brielle Bruns

    Thank you for the kind words.

    It was a hard decision to make, but we\’re looking towards the future. There is plans to relaunch the domain based list, the RHSbl in a few months, once we\’ve had some time to redesign our management interface, the backend, and website. Looking forward to it, as there is still a lot of work to be done in controlling the flow of spam.

    I appreciate you adding us to your product – our users helped keep us going over the years, and provided the encouragement to keep going even when faced with challenges.

    As always, I\’m available to talk via e-mail if anyone has any questions or concerns.

    — Brielle

  2. Péter Karsai Post author

    Thanks again Brielle, let us know about the progress of the domain list. I understand it’s no longer a traditional RHSBL, but lists domains from URLs found in spam (like the various surbl.org lists do)? Keep in touch.

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