Spam score brandable domain names

Started by Midwiloom, Oct 06, 2022, 09:02 AM

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Is it possible to use a domain name with a high spam rating as a brandable option?

This is a question that arises for those who want to purchase such a domain, but are hesitant due to its 28% spam rating. Nonetheless, they believe that the domain name may function as a brand name.


Discover the most popular and reliable blacklists that greatly impact the deliverability of emails:

One such authoritative list is Spamcop, where not only can users receive information, but they can also report an email newsletter as spam.

Another notable blacklist is ProofPoint, which is used by Apple Corporation. Should your IP end up on this list, emails will not reach users with addresses ending in or

Spamhaus is deemed one of the most dependable blacklist services. Should a domain or IP address be recorded on the list, emails are prevented from being delivered to major mail servers such as Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, Yandex or What sets Spamhaus apart from other services is its exceptional technical support. They promptly respond to every request, and with rectifying the issue, you can be excluded from the blacklist.

The URIBL domain names blacklist is another tricky list to get out of; finding yourself on this list multiple times means there's almost no way out.

Remarkably, large mailers barely pay attention to SORBS. This list mainly serves organizations and is known for its meticulous monitoring of trap addresses. SORBS offers commendable technical support, providing quick and appropriate responses, so getting off the blacklist with minimal damage is possible.


Domain reputation relates to the mail provider's perspective (e.g.,, etc.) about the domain name that sends the emails, which can greatly impact email deliverability and marketing effectiveness.

Various factors contribute towards a domain's reputation. A few include the number of spam complaints from recipients, as well as the volume and proportion of shipments to non-existent addresses.

If the domain has a poor reputation, it is unlikely that the recipient will receive the emailed message. At best, the email may get filtered into the Spam folder, or at worst, it will not even reach the recipient. If the email goes unnoticed by the recipient, they are unlikely to open the message or visit the website it links to.