Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:53:51 +0100 [09:53:51 EDT]The email is spamvertising 118directoryuk.com hosted on 188.8.131.52 (Softlayer, US) and the Gaskells have attempted to hide their details by using Domains By Proxy. Unfortunately for them, that's pretty easy to get round if you know how and the true WHOIS details are:
From: 118 Directory [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: 118 Directory
118 welcomes you to our new adventure.
We hope this email finds you well. We wanted to update you on our new service and assist you in getting the most out of your marketing budget.
After considerable investment and research we have developed what we believe is the most accurate and reliable UK business data available. As an introductory offer our full data set (700,000 records) is available at £475 instead of the usual £950.
All records are opted in at decision maker level and contain full fields, including a verified email address.
We are hoping to leave this offer open until Friday 18th October but this is dependent on the number of purchasers as we can only allow a limited number at this cost to avoid data saturation.
This data set can be found at the top of our home page.
Our data website address is www.118directoryuk.com
You can call us on 0203 189 1222 (9.45am to 4pm) or speak to us on ‘live chat’ which is available on our site. Alternatively reply to this email.
We wish you every success with your marketing campaign and we hope we can play a big part in that success.
118 Directory UK
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Domain Name: 118DIRECTORYUK.COM
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2013-10-15 05:36:59
Creation Date: 2013-10-15 05:36:59
Registrar Expiration Date: 2014-10-15 05:36:59
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrant Name: Darren Gaskell
Registrant Street: 10 Spout Spinney
Registrant City: Sheffield
Registrant State/Province: South Yorkshire
Registrant Postal Code: S6 6EQ
Registrant Country: United Kingdom
Admin Name: Darren Gaskell
Admin Street: 10 Spout Spinney
Admin City: Sheffield
Admin State/Province: South Yorkshire
Admin Postal Code: S6 6EQ
Admin Country: United Kingdom
Admin Phone: 07776133110
Admin Email: email@example.com
Tech Name: Darren Gaskell
Tech Street: 10 Spout Spinney
Tech City: Sheffield
Tech State/Province: South Yorkshire
Tech Postal Code: S6 6EQ
Tech Country: United Kingdom
Tech Phone: 07776133110
Tech Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name Server: NS1.BIGCOMMERCE.COM
Name Server: NS2.BIGCOMMERCE.COM
The originating IP for the spam is 184.108.40.206 [s1o7.viseble.co.in] (hosted by Access Integrated Technologies, US). viseble.co.in is of course based in India, a land with virtually no anti-spam laws. The sender has tried to mask their original sending IP by going through a server at 220.127.116.11 (Hide-My-Ip.com).
Given that the sale pitch is being spammed out indiscriminately and past legal cases involving the Gaskells then it is my personal opinion that any product they are selling is likely to be of very low quality and should be avoided.
Domains recently involved in spamming include:
..although there have been many others in the past.