Re: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

Re: [DNS] Whois & Privacy

From: Kim Davies <kim§>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 21:56:32 +0800
Quoting Mike on Wednesday April 06, 2005:
| Bad day Kim?

Not at all.

| Surely I don't have to tell you how to find a phone number or an address 
| once you have a personal name

I have your name, let's say it is "Mike Smith", now what? I don't see
how I can find you. How could you find me from my registration?
The relevant parts read:

Domain Name:   
Last Modified:           Never Updated
Registrar ID:            R00016-AR
Registrar Name:          Connect West
Status:                  OK

Registrant:              Kim Davies
Registrant ID:           

Registrant ROID:         C0874857-AR
Registrant Contact Name: Kim Davies
Registrant Email:        kim&#167;

Tech ID:                 C0874857-AR
Tech Name:               Kim Davies
Tech Email:              kim&#167;

I am not terribly secretive about my address and you can find it at
hundreds of places on the web, but if I wanted privacy and guarded that
information - and that is all you had to go on - I don't see where the
privacy violation is for your contact details.

I would argue there is a public interest in a minimum having the
eligible name associated with the domain name as public information, as
well as a contact for matters relating to the domain's operation.

| , business name and/or a business reg number..

As Bennett pointed out, a business has no right to privacy, and unless
the laws have changed recently is legally obligated to disclose their
ABN (presumably including on their website). If you are making the
argument that through a company providing an ABN they are losing their
right to privacy, then I am afraid I don't think the law backs you.

| yes, I know your details are not in the whois database, but 
| we are talking about everyone else Kim..

OK, so whose registration has all their contact details published in
the .au WHOIS? Please enlighten me. As far as I am aware my domain
registrations have the same level of exhibition as everyone else.

(a mac user too)
Received on Fri Oct 03 2003 - 00:00:00 UTC

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