RE: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

RE: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

From: Larry Bloch <larry.bloch§>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 17:03:06 +1000

The entire .com whois db is available for purchase (although there are
restrictions on its use).

.AU does not allow this bulk access, and that provides a modicum of
protection. Do you know if the spam you receive is from your email sourced
from a .com whois record or a .au record?

I'm not sure we would offer the alias system namescout offers - although it
has its merits it has drawbacks too.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill [mailto:ansearchwatch&#167;] 
> Sent: Wednesday, 6 April 2005 4:21
> To: dns&#167;
> Subject: [DNS] Whois & Privacy
> I have just received a expiration  notice from Domain
> Registry of America for a .com I own. The funny thing
> is it states my domain expires in 2005 when it infact
> expires in 2010. They must use a very old database as
> I renewed it over a year ago.
> On the subject of privacy, I must say I am tired of
> getting spam from my whois data. Is there any push in
> the au domain space to incorporate any form of
> privacy/alias email system in the whois database. I
> see that namescout does it and was interested if any
> other registrars will follow suit. What are the pros
> and cons?
> Send instant messages to your online friends 
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