Re: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

Re: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

From: Bennett Oprysa <bennett§enetica.com.au>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 22:37:47 +1000
One of the comparisons pro-privacy people keep making is that you are not
required to make publically available your name and address etc when you
register a phone number.

One point that is clearly missed is that most domain spaces are for business
use, not private use. Businesses have no right to hide their contact
details, that is against trading rules in most countries. If you want a .com
or a com.au, you must be prepared to provide accurate and complete contact
details for everyone to see. The fact some people use .coms for their own
private purposes is their problem, it is not what they are meant for.

I would certainly support hidding contact details for id.au domains for
example, but I see no reason why registrants of commercial names should be
allowed to hide their contact details.

Bennett.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike" <mjr&#167;hydrocorp.com>
To: <dns&#167;dotau.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [DNS] Whois & Privacy


> Did you look at the link or read any of the case studies Kim?
> Your idea of privacy isn't everyones..
>
> Mike.
>
> http://whois.com.au/forums/
>
> Kim Davies wrote:
>
> >Quoting Mike on Wednesday April 06, 2005:
> >|
> >| 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..
> >
> >Way much better? .au would have to have one of the most pared down set
> >of WHOIS attributes in the world. What else needs to be removed?
> >
> >www.thedangerofnoprivacy.com refers to .us, not .au.
> >
> >kim
> >
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