No one needs to know about your domain name to find your forum.bsmither wrote:Again, I created this domain name to host a forum, but absolutely no one knows about it, nor could anyone guess the domain name. Yet, I'm receiving about 3-5 registration attempts a day.
I run a small personal web site on my home computer. When I look at the log, I see many attempts to visit without any of the domain names my server is set up for. There are people who run probes that go from one IP to the next, looking for security holes. Once they find that the IP of your forum has port 80h open, they try various default pages used by forums and blogs. Once they find your forum page, they can see what forum software you are using and they can spam you as much as they want. And if your web server is set up to redirect example.com to www.example.com, they even get your domain name from that.
I really wish the people who have the know-how of writing these spam bots used it for creating useful software instead of trying to annoy the world.