Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#7337 new enhancement

Enhancement: Create 'allow list' for domains to register on .org

Reported by: ipstenu's profile Ipstenu Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Login & Authentication Keywords:


Now that we have a lot of great tools to help lessen the spam drama on .org with new registrations, we have a new issue.

Sometimes legit companies get caught.

Like :D

We have a section for 'banned email domains' and I think we need one for 'allowed email domains'

After all, even if someone makes a fake account with (say), they won't get the link to log in because it's sent via email!

It would allow us to permit domains and save a bit of manual effort.

Change History (3)

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7 months ago

#2 @Otto42
7 months ago

Pfft. You can never trust those people. 😉

The only question I have is how much does it actually help us with the registration checks, as in do we get a lot of say those emails in the pipeline that get blocked? Some statistics may help here.

Adding an allowlist may be simple to do, but would it be helpful, really? I mean statistically, given that most blocked emails I've seen are gmail ones.

#3 @Ipstenu
7 months ago

Not a huge amount for automattic specifically, but pretty much every SEO company gets flagged (because spammers love SEO). Most of the banned DOMAINS are those disposable ones. I wasn't even thinking about the individuals.

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