Ban email host names?

There a few that have been hitting our COPPA barriers quite a bit. Can we ban all the addys from that domain somehow?

yes - but I was doing this with some regularity about 8 months ago (banning email host names), my experience was that we still got the same number of bots trying to register, they just shifted to different email hosts. So rather than try and keep track of where they shifted to, I decided to let it alone, that way one could quickly look and go “” or “” and immediately know they were bots.

Incidentally, here’s the matrix I’m using for new sign ups:

  1. bots/spammers --> delete account
  2. Anonymous user (lacking a full name) --> validate user --> move to TisiasCorax user group
  3. User with full name --> Validate User.