Re: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

Re: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

From: Mike <mjr§hydrocorp.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 17:37:01 +0930
Hi All,

I'm sure http://whois.com.au would like to offer a privacy option..

However, I'm not so sure that an email addie being hidden will cut the 
mustard when it comes to preventing whois database abuse.
I'd much prefer to see a situation where a person could register a 
domain and they could opt out of the public whois database altogether..

If there is a specific need for Law Enforcement to have access, then why 
not hold 2 databases, one public, and one entirely private accessible 
upon search warrant alone.

We have only to look at Bob Parson's new website 
http://www.thedangerofnoprivacy.com/ to see glaring examples of why the 
.au whois database information needs to be protected in a way much 
better than it is now..


Mike.

http://whois.com.au/forums/


Larry Bloch wrote:

>Bill,
>
>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.
>
>Larry
>
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>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Bill [mailto:ansearchwatch&#167;yahoo.co.uk] 
>>Sent: Wednesday, 6 April 2005 4:21
>>To: dns&#167;dotau.org
>>Subject: [DNS] Whois & Privacy
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>>
>>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?
>>
>>
>>
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