Re: [DNS] FW: [DNS] Re: Whois & Spam

Re: [DNS] FW: [DNS] Re: Whois & Spam

From: Michael Purse <pursey§>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:54:15 +1000
> 1. AusRegistry is not aware of any evidence that whois is being used for
> "harvesting" and as far as we are aware neither is auDA (we would know about
> it if they had any issues believe me).

The comment I made was that it must be happening, and by which I meant
"high likely to be happening to some extent". I didn't mean to imply
that you knew it was happening and weren't doing anything about it.

> 2. Having said that we are not complacent not are we apathetic. We are
> constantly working on ways to improve the security of the whois and maintain
> the integrity of the .au database. For example, based on Bill's email
> yesterday we have been able to perform changes that rectify this loophole in
> the current system. It certainly makes it easier for us to solve these
> problems when we get help from the public in the appropriate manner - I
> encourage everyone to do the same.

Highly commendable, really :)

> 3. We acknowledge that the whois is not perfect and impenetrable. We are
> currently working on a number of innovations which we hope will improve the
> situation and continue to minimise the ability for it to be misused.
> These need to be presented to auDA for consideration prior to publication.

I'm glad AusRegistry is being proactive in this regard. I look forward
to hearing about what you're working on.

My apologies if I came across harsh or unreasonable. I possibly used
some bad wording when trying to convey my opinion.


Michael Purse
Received on Fri Oct 03 2003 - 00:00:00 UTC

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