Re: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

Re: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

From: Mike <mjr§hydrocorp.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 22:48:56 +0930
Bad day Kim?
You are correct about one thing though, I am a mac user..

Surely I don't have to tell you how to find a phone number or an address 
once you have a personal name, business name and/or a business reg 
number..and yes, I know your details are not in the whois database, but 
we are talking about everyone else Kim..


Mike.
http://whois.com.au/

Kim Davies wrote:

> Mike wrote:
>
>> Did you look at the link or read any of the case studies Kim?
>> Your idea of privacy isn't everyones..
>
>
> I looked at them when that site was first published, and I have just 
> re-skimmed them. They seem to centre on things like publishing your 
> home address. You can't find someone's home address, or telephone 
> number, in the .au WHOIS.
>
> In .au, all that is exposed is a contact email address. If you are so 
> freaked out that a someone might attack you by giving you a heart 
> attack by sending you a craftily written email, well, perhaps you are 
> better off not using the Internet.
>
> I can't think of how the attack vectors described where people can 
> come and brutally murder you in the night, or charge to your credit 
> cards by hiding in your letter box, yell at your ex-wife etc, have any 
> relevance at all to .au.
>
> Can you explain? I must be slow.
>
> How are .au's WHOIS privacy arrangements so woefully inadequate as you 
> have claimed? As I said, in my experience they are some of the 
> tightest in the world and represent a good balance between privacy and 
> the public good, but obviously you see differently.
>
> kim
>
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