Trackback Spam and “.info” Domains

I added the domain “.info” to the comment-spam blacklist because lately it’s the common feature of most of our trackback spam and few legitimate commenters use “.info” domains. I have blocked “.info” in the past, but doing so always caused problems because the blacklist blocked any comment in which the string “info” appeared at the beginning of a sentence. However, this time I took the trouble to use the proper perl expression for the blacklist, so that now “info” gets blocked only if it is preceded by a period with no spaces between the period and the “i”. I hope this does the trick. If you still receive error messages about “info” and are unable to figure out a workaround, please contact me by email or comment. Thanks.