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.PW Internet Domain Opens for Business Getting Started is as Simple as Entering Any string into your Web Browser Ending with .pw.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 16, 2004

The PW Internet domain officially started accepting registrations on December 15 at 12pm. PW, also called “Privacy Web”, is designed for individuals and groups and offers spam-free email forwarding and personal domain names. The PW Registry, which runs the .pw domain for the Pacific Island nation of Palau, has figured out an ingenious system for users to obtain a meaningful email address and then blocking spam to their selected address.

100% of the World’s Family Names:

To sign up is a simple two step process: Users enter their preferred name ending with .pw into any web browser. For example, they could enter “Wilson.pw.” Users then select their email prefix, say “Bill”, creating an address such as [email protected] No matter how common someone’s favorite choice is, .pw guarantees 100% of the world’s family names, ethnic groups and team mascots are available.

“Had it with assembly-line email addresses like jsmith987654321? Tired of being locked in by your ISP? With .pw email, users can choose a meaningful e-mail address — their last name, hometown, favorite school, hobby, anything,” says Tom Barrett, CEO of PW Registry. “Getting started is as simple as entering any string into your web browser ending with .pw.”

Spam Firewall:

Concern about spam is a significant factor for consumers choosing an Internet service provider. According to a recent survey, 23% of online households perceive their ISP as very unsuccessful at stopping spam. Most anti-spam methods are limited to deployment on your PC or at your ISP. The PW Registry blocks spam before it even reaches your ISP.

By deploying spam blocking technology close to the internet’s root servers maintained by ICANN and Verisign, spammers are prevented from ever gaining access to .pw email addresses. The result is the internet’s first spam-free internet domain.

Privacy Epidemic:

Barrett says “There is a privacy epidemic on the internet and consumers are fed up.” He continues, “With leadership and support from Palau, we’ve come up with the Internet’s first and only domain extension designed to protect the privacy of individuals. The consumer is in control of who can send them email.”

E-Mail Portability:

Consumers and small businesses hesitate to treat e-mail addresses as permanent because e-mail services are so fundamentally tied to ISPs. With .pw, users can maintain their permanent .pw email address and forward mail to their existing ISP. Then, just like phone number portability, consumers are free to switch providers without losing touch with friends, family, and business contacts.

About PW Registry Corporation:

As public trustee of the .pw domain, PW Registry Corporation is responsible for protecting the public’s interest in the management and administration of the Internet’s first domain extension devoted to consumer privacy. .pw already works throughout the global Internet without any changes required to the existing technical infrastructure. For more information, see http://www.pwregistry.pw.


Thomas Barrett

PW Registry Corporation


[email protected]

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Internet Institute Tells Email Senders How to Keep the Email They Send from Getting Lost in a Sea of Spam

Boulder, CO and Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) December 24, 2008

“Junk email” or “spam” accounts for a whopping 200 billion email messages each day, according to a Cisco annual Security Report. This means that spam makes up approximately 90 percent of all email around the world. Hackers have become more sophisticated in recent years as they create super efficient ways to hijack your computer, but at the same time, many computer security vendors have managed to stay a few steps ahead over the years and today’s Internet user has become savvier when it comes to spam. This is great for keeping computers and personal information safe, but unfortunately several casualties do exist — including the email sent by legitimate email senders.

Although ISPs have devoted a tremendous amount of resources to fighting spam, it’s often tough for them to tell “good email” from “spam.” This means legitimate may end up floating in a sea of spam in junk folders around the world. To avoid this, legitimate email senders must distinguish their email from spam, so that it will get delivered to the receiver’s inbox and not the junk folder.

“The vast majority of any ISP’s inbound-email resources must be devoted to dealing with the torrential flow of spam that bombards their mail servers day in and day out. It is their job to keep the spam out of their users’ inboxes,” explains Anne P. Mitchell, CEO of the Institute for Social Internet Public Policy (ISIPP), and an Internet attorney who helped author part of the country’s Federal anti-spam law. Mitchell says, “It is the email sender’s job to make sure that their own legitimate email can be as easily distinguished as possible from spam, to help the ISPs to separate the wheat from the chaff – or, in this case – the legitimate email from the spam.”

ISIPP offers a widely acclaimed email accreditation service, called SuretyMail, which helps email senders to ensure that their email gets delivered to the inbox instead of mistakenly sent to the junk folder.

Senders may not feel that their email looks anything like spam, but something as slight as an exclamation point in the subject or a friendly hello to a pal could catapult an important email right into the junk folder. Understanding the types of spam and the types of keywords that scream “junk” is important, although hundreds, if not thousands of spam triggers exist.

“There are several types of spam, some of it hyping a product or service, and some of it much more sinister, such as the kind of spam that is attempting identity theft by getting you to log into a fake site that is a clone of a service such as PayPal or eBay, and reveal your password and other personal information. Unfortunately, the reason that spamming is so wide-spread is because it works. People fall for the fake clone sites, and yes, people actually do buy things advertised in spam,” says Mitchell.

According to ISIPP, in addition to using the recipients name in the subject line, examples of words or phrases that can change your email content from royal to royal pain include: “Secrets,” “Learn the Secret,” “Money-Back Guarantee,” “Click Here,” “Response Required,” “Risk Free,” “Be Amazed,” and “Here is your new account information.” Anything that offers of a full refund, includes instructions on how to stop receiving offers, and claims compliance with anti-spam laws will also end up in the recipient’s junk folder.

ISIPP also offers the following three things senders can do for free to boost deliverability:

Open test accounts at each of the major free webmail hosts, such as Hotmail and Yahoo, add them to existing mailing lists, and then check to see if your mailings are getting delivered to the inbox or the junk folder.
Run emails through a spam filter like Spam Assassin before sending.
Keep it simple.

For more help, ISIPP offers the following resources:

Email Deliverability Assistance: http://www.ISIPP.com/

Email Accreditation: http://www.ISIPP.com/suretymail.php

The Email Deliverability Blog: http://www.GettingEmailDelivered.com/

About the Institute for Social Internet Public Policy:

The Institute for Social Internet Public Policy (ISIPP) consults to both the public and private sector on Internet issues in general, and email issues in particular. ISIPP’s widely acclaimed email deliverability and accreditation service, SuretyMail, currently helps more than 1.7 billion emails a month get delivered to the inbox and avoid the junk folder. For more information about how legitimate senders can avoid the spam folder, click here to visit the ISIPP website.