Monday, July 23, 2007

Today I checked my email and found something. It was a link to "add your business to the new Commerce Business Directory. There is no fee for this submission."


"Inclusion in the Commerce Business Directory may cause you to be listed in other Business Directories, as it will be accessed by Google, Yahoo, and MSN.
To confirm that we may include your business, please click on the following link:"

Where the ZEROS (0) were other numbers, and when clicked, it apparently took me to the same page as

I'm really not sure how they got my email address, but I'm not complaining as long as they don't spam me.

Currently, their traffic ranking on is 662,441 with no listed 3 months change, where my website, is a whopping 1,391,650 - up 6,960,180 positions.

Their WHOIS information, provided by returned to me as:

Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 10-may-2007
Creation Date: 10-may-2007
Expiration Date: 10-may-2008

From here I'll just be keeping my ears open. If I get done dirty, I'll let you know via my personal blog



Cody said...

I received the same email today. I think it comes from public domain registration records (perhaps old ones).

You can get at the old records through services such as

There's no actual reference to my business -- just a vague email sent to the address I use for domain registrations.

Robert Einspruch said...

I received the same message today. Does anyone know who these people are?

My site ( just got listed in yahoo directory, so I thought maybe they were scraping it from them.

David Rader II said...

My site ( is not listed in the Yahoo directory, so I know my information was not gathered from the Yahoo directory, but it seems as though Yahoo may be getting information from the Commerce Search Engine.