A project against whois spam

In recent months, I've become increasingly obsessed with whois spam. It's become a bit of a moral crusade for me. I don't really understand why the cost of integrity and transparency in the domain registration system has to mean that my inbox is filled with spam, and I get dozens of calls daily whenever i register a new domain. Adding to my frustration is the conventional answer- a domain privacy add-on, effectively doubling the cost of my domain registration. This rort is purchasable on an annual basis, and on a per-domain, not per domain-owner, basis. 

Pay for your new home, then pay someone else some money to make sure your mailbox isn't vandalised.

So, never being the person who goes for the obvious answer, I've decided to conduct a little experiment. I'll try to create a system to shield my phone number and email account from endless offers for SEO services and web designers.

I've set a a dedicated domain (domainbead.com) for the project, and an email address which I've used on the whois register for a number of my domains. I'm devising a number of filtering mechanisms that you can read about here.

I've also arranged a VOIP virtual receptionist and voicemail system to handle phone calls, with a few mechanisms to weed out the spam callers.

If you've ever been annoyed with whois spam, and you'd like to follow along, then drop by https://domainbeard.com from time to time over the next couple of months. If you're really keen, or if you think you have something to offer to the project, then you can get in touch and we can work on tackling whois spam in a new way together!