Re: [DNS] Re: Whois & Spam

Re: [DNS] Re: Whois & Spam

From: Michael Purse <pursey§>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 18:10:22 +1000
Oops. Did I say we should have a discussion on this? :)

Ok, perhaps an automated system put in place. You fill in your
Registrant and Tech Email, but they aren't published on the WHOIS
record. If you really need one of those contacts, you fill out a form
with some form of verification field (random field of skewed text that
needs to be entered), a drop down box of a couple of reason you want
the details, your name, company (if applicable), and your email

Not saying this is absolutely the solution though either. Personally,
I still like the opt-out idea. Anyone that actually needs for some
reason to provide a technical contact probably will I figure.


Michael Purse

On 7/21/05, Marty Drill - Domain Candy <marty&#167;> wrote:
>  auDA have confirmed today that there will be a Whois policy at some point
> this year. Possibly later in the year.
> I suggest it will be open for Public comments and opinions can be submitted
> at that time.
> Cheers
> Marty
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dirk Hunter [mailto:DirkH&#167;]
> Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2005 4:16 PM
> To: dns&#167;
> Subject: RE: [DNS] Re: Whois & Spam
> A number of people (myself included) suggested this in the 2003 WHOIS policy
> review (
> The response was (from Response to Public Comments, 20/08/03)
> "There is no evidence to suggest that registrant email addresses are being
> harvested from the WHOIS database for spamming purposes, and in any case
> auDA believes that the best way to manage this risk is by imposing WHOIS
> query limits and bulk access restrictions.
> auDA notes comments about various technical solutions, such as email
> masking, one-time-use email addresses or contact via web forms. For the
> reasons given above, we do not consider it appropriate to introduce such
> measures at this time. However, we will monitor the development and
> implementation of different technologies by industry providers in other
> domain spaces for possible application in .au."
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