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Monday, 3 February 2014

More on Somnath Bharti's link TopSites LLC spam sites

Somnath Bharti is apparently still denying any connection to TopSites LLC, but yet his company Madgen Solutions hosted several TopSites LLC domains back in 2004, and his name even appears at the registrant on several historical WHOIS records.

The following list is not comprehensive, but it does show a selection of the TopSites spam domains with Mr Bharti's name on them, plus the date that the WHOIS entry was recorded.

topsites.us


Record Date:     2004-01-12
Registrar:    
Server:    
Created:    
Updated:    
Expires:    

Domain Name:                                 TOPSITES.US
Domain ID:                                   D1947066-US
Sponsoring Registrar:                        INTERCOSMOS MEDIA GROUP, INC. D.B.A. DIRECTNIC.COM
Domain Status:                               ok
Registrant ID:                               IMG-525234
Registrant Name:                             Somnath Bharti
Registrant Organization:                     TopSites LLC
Registrant Address1:                         PO Box 7334 - 101591
Registrant City:                             San Francisco
Registrant State/Province:                   CA
Registrant Postal Code:                      94120-7334
Registrant Country:                          United States
Registrant Country Code:                     US
Registrant Phone Number:                     +1.4152945300
Registrant Email:                            listings2@www-topsites.com
Registrant Application Purpose:              P1
Registrant Nexus Category:                   C21
Administrative Contact ID:                   IMG-525234
Administrative Contact Name:                 Somnath Bharti
Administrative Contact Organization:         TopSites LLC
Administrative Contact Address1:             PO Box 7334 - 101591
Administrative Contact City:                 San Francisco
Administrative Contact State/Province:       CA
Administrative Contact Postal Code:          94120-7334
Administrative Contact Country:              United States
Administrative Contact Country Code:         US
Administrative Contact Phone Number:         +1.4152945300
Administrative Contact Email:                listings2@www-topsites.com
Administrative Application Purpose:          P1
Administrative Nexus Category:               C21
Billing Contact ID:                          IMG-525234
Billing Contact Name:                        Somnath Bharti
Billing Contact Organization:                TopSites LLC
Billing Contact Address1:                    PO Box 7334 - 101591
Billing Contact City:                        San Francisco
Billing Contact State/Province:              CA
Billing Contact Postal Code:                 94120-7334
Billing Contact Country:                     United States
Billing Contact Country Code:                US
Billing Contact Phone Number:                +1.4152945300
Billing Contact Email:                       listings2@www-topsites.com
Billing Application Purpose:                 P1
Billing Nexus Category:                      C21
Technical Contact ID:                        IMG-525234
Technical Contact Name:                      Somnath Bharti
Technical Contact Organization:              TopSites LLC
Technical Contact Address1:                  PO Box 7334 - 101591
Technical Contact City:                      San Francisco
Technical Contact State/Province:            CA
Technical Contact Postal Code:               94120-7334
Technical Contact Country:                   United States
Technical Contact Country Code:              US
Technical Contact Phone Number:              +1.4152945300
Technical Contact Email:                     listings2@www-topsites.com
Technical Application Purpose:               P1
Technical Nexus Category:                    C21
Name Server:                                 NS1.WWW-TOPSITES.COM
Name Server:                                 NS2.WWW-TOPSITES.COM
Created by Registrar:                        INTERCOSMOS MEDIA GROUP, INC. D.B.A. DIRECTNIC.COM
Last Updated by Registrar:                   INTERCOSMOS MEDIA GROUP, INC. D.B.A. DIRECTNIC.COM
Domain Registration Date:                    Thu Apr 25 00:01:49 GMT 2002
Domain Expiration Date:                      Sat Apr 24 23:59:59 GMT 2004
Domain Last Updated Date:                    Tue Jan 06 21:40:07 GMT 2004

>>>> Whois database was last updated on: Mon Jan 12 15:40:10 GMT 2004 <<<<
==================================


top--sites.com


Record Date:     2004-02-14
Registrar:     INTERCOSMOS MEDIA GROUP, INC. D/B/A DIRECTNIC.COM
Server:     whois.directnic.com
Created:     2003-11-08
Updated:    
Expires:     2004-11-08

Registrant:
 TopSites LLC
 1300 Evans Avenue
 PO Box 7334 - 101591
 San Francisco, CA 94120-7334
 US
 415-294-5300

Domain Name: TOP--SITES.COM

Administrative Contact:
 Bharti, Somnath sales@topsites.us
 1300 Evans Avenue
 PO Box 7334 - 101591
 San Francisco, CA 94120-7334
 US
 415-294-5300

Technical Contact:
 Bharti, Somnath sales@topsites.us
 1300 Evans Avenue
 PO Box 7334 - 101591
 San Francisco, CA 94120-7334
 US
 415-294-5300

Record expires on 11-08-2004
Record created on 11-08-2003

Domain servers in listed order:
    NS1.WWW-TOPSITES.COM    202.154.161.61
    NS2.WWW-TOPSITES.COM    202.154.161.62

==================================

top--sites.net


Record Date:     2003-10-23
Registrar:     INTERCOSMOS MEDIA GROUP, INC. D/B/A DIRECTNIC.COM
Server:     whois.directnic.com
Created:     2003-10-17
Updated:    
Expires:     2004-10-17

Registrant:
 Worldwide Management
 946 NW CIRCLE BLVD. #248
 CORVALLIS, OR 97330-1410
 US
 530-688-9820

Domain Name: TOP--SITES.NET

Administrative Contact:
 Bharti, Somnath listings2@www-topsites.com
 946 NW CIRCLE BLVD. #248
 CORVALLIS, OR 97330-1410
 US
 530-688-9820

Technical Contact:
 Bharti, Somnath listings2@www-topsites.com
 946 NW CIRCLE BLVD. #248
 CORVALLIS, OR 97330-1410
 US
 530-688-9820

Record expires on 10-17-2004
Record created on 10-17-2003

Domain servers in listed order:
    NS1.WWW-TOPSITES.COM    202.9.152.26
    NS2.WWW-TOPSITES.COM    202.9.152.24


==================================

www-topsites.com


Record Date:     2004-02-10
Registrar:     INTERCOSMOS MEDIA GROUP, INC. D/B/A DIRECTNIC.COM
Server:     whois.directnic.com
Created:     2003-08-31
Updated:    
Expires:     2004-08-31

Registrant:
 TopSites LLC
 PO Box 7334 - 101591
 San Francisco, CA 94120-7334
 US
 415-294-5300

Domain Name: WWW-TOPSITES.COM

Administrative Contact:
 Bharti, Somnath listings2@www-topsites.com
 PO Box 7334 - 101591
 San Francisco, CA 94120-7334
 US
 415-294-5300

Technical Contact:
 Bharti, Somnath listings2@www-topsites.com
 PO Box 7334 - 101591
 San Francisco, CA 94120-7334
 US
 415-294-5300

Record last updated 12-19-2003 12:07:24 AM
Record expires on 08-31-2004
Record created on 08-31-2003

Domain servers in listed order:
    NS1.WWW-TOPSITES.COM    202.154.161.61
    NS2.WWW-TOPSITES.COM    202.154.161.62


==================================

dirs.org


Record Date:     2005-07-23
Registrar:    
Server:     whois.publicinterestregistry.net
Created:    
Updated:    
Expires:    

Domain ID:D104710290-LROR
Domain Name:DIRS.ORG
Created On:01-Aug-2004 17:35:04 UTC
Last Updated On:30-Jun-2005 16:42:32 UTC
Expiration Date:01-Aug-2006 17:35:04 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Intercosmos Media Group Inc. (R48-LROR)
Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:ODN-638485
Registrant Name:Somnath Bharti
Registrant Organization:Media  LLC
Registrant Street1:1158 26th Street #528
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Santa Monica
Registrant State/Province:CA
Registrant Postal Code:90403
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.3108576666
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:listings@www-goto.com
Admin ID:ODN-638485
Admin Name:Somnath Bharti
Admin Organization:Media  LLC
Admin Street1:1158 26th Street #528
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Santa Monica
Admin State/Province:CA
Admin Postal Code:90403
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.3108576666
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:listings@www-goto.com
Tech ID:ODN-638485
Tech Name:Somnath Bharti
Tech Organization:Media  LLC
Tech Street1:1158 26th Street #528
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Santa Monica
Tech State/Province:CA
Tech Postal Code:90403
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.3108576666
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:listings@www-goto.com
Name Server:NS1.WWW--SEARCH.COM
Name Server:NS2.WWW--SEARCH.COM



==================================

teens-boy.net


Record Date:     2005-01-08
Registrar:     GOTNAMES.CA INC.
Server:     whois.gotnames.ca
Created:     2004-11-26
Updated:    
Expires:     2005-11-26

Domain teens-boy.net

  Date Registered: 2004-11-26
    Date Modified: 2004-11-30
      Expiry Date: 2005-11-26
             DNS1: ns1.www--search.com
             DNS2: ns2.www--search.com

  Registrant

                   My Directory LLC
                   PO Box 7334 - 101591
                   San Francisco, CA (US)
                   94120-73

  Administrative Contact

                   My Directory LLC
                   Somnath Bharti
                   PO Box 7334 - 101591
                   San Francisco
                   CA
                   US
                   94120-73
                   415-462-3044
                   530-504-8433
                   listings@mydir.org

  Technical Contact

                   My Directory LLC
                   Somnath Bharti
                   PO Box 7334 - 101591
                   San Francisco
                   CA
                   US
                   94120-73
                   415-462-3044
                   530-504-8433
                   listings@mydir.org

        Registrar: GotNames.ca
Back in 2004 these were all hosted on an IP address of 202.14.69.2 (at least for a period of time) which has now been reallocated to a firm in China, but at the time was registered to:

inetnum:      202.14.69.0 - 202.14.69.255
netname:      MADGENSITES
descr:        Madgen Solutions Pvt. Ltd. provides collocation services, shared
descr:        hosting services, private servers hosting, mailing solutions and
descr:        mailservers and is located in Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, India
country:      IN
admin-c:      HM339-AP
tech-c:       HM339-AP
remarks:      send all spam and abuse reports to abuse@madgen.com
mnt-by:       APNIC-HM
mnt-routes:   MAINT-IN-MADGEN
status:       ASSIGNED PORTABLE
remarks:      -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
remarks:      This object can only be updated by APNIC hostmasters.
remarks:      To update this object, please contact APNIC
remarks:      hostmasters and include your organisation's account
remarks:      name in the subject line.
remarks:      -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
changed:      hm-changed@apnic.net 20040817
changed:      hm-changed@apnic.net 20040929
source:       APNIC

person:       host master
nic-hdl:      HM339-AP
e-mail:       hostmaster@madgen.com
address:      C-28, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi-110017, India
phone:        +91-11-26672214
fax-no:       +91-11-26672214
country:      IN
changed:      somnath@madgen.com 20040922
mnt-by:       MAINT-IN-MADGEN
source:       APNIC

DomainTools hosting history for www--search.com shows the presence in Madgen's IP range of 202.14.69.0/24.



You can see a spam report from 2005 also identifying Madgen Solutions as the culprit, and we know from Mr Bharti's own filings [pdf] that he was connected with Madgen Solutions.


There is no doubt that this is this is the same Somnath Bharti as this one. And here are some spam reports directly connecting Madgen Solutions to the TopSites spam [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] that were made at the time.

But it seems that Mr Bharti is still denying everything and claims that this is part of a conspiracy organised by the BJP. Presumably the BJP own a time machine and went back a decade to plant the evidence? Or is the truth rather more straightforward?

2 comments:

sam said...

This PDF is a election declaration of assets and associations . true that you have pic of the card "BUT IF I WAS A SPAMMER I WOULD NEVER GIVE ANOTHER PERSON'S NUMBER "

sam said...

His name could be Mr. Amit Gupta
Address : A-33, Ist Floor, Mangolpuri Industrial Area, Phase-2,
Delhi 110034, Delhi (India)
Tel : +(91)-9811154636