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

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

From: Marty Drill - Domain Candy <marty§domaincandy.com.au>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 12:10:10 +1000
From Adrian. Yes, I am his new secretary :->

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Kinderis [mailto:adrian&#167;ausregistry.com.au] 
Sent: Friday, 22 July 2005 11:31 AM
To: marty&#167;domaincandy.com.au
Subject: RE: [DNS] FW: [DNS] Re: Whois & Spam


Let me further explain that when I say "appropriate manner" I mean
forwarding through "loopholes" to me directly
(Adrian&#167;ausregistry.com.au) and obviously not to the DNS list. We naturally
don't want the DNS list to be a forum where hackers and such can advertise
their exploits (therefore encouraging others).

Thanks again.

Adrian Kinderis
Managing Director
AusRegistry Pty Ltd
Level 6, 10 Queens Road
Melbourne. Victoria Australia. 3004
Ph:  +61 3 9866 3710
Fax: +61 3 9866 1970
Email: adriank&#167;ausregistry.com.au
Web:  www.ausregistry.com.au

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Purse [mailto:pursey&#167;gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 10:54 AM
To: dns&#167;dotau.org
Subject: Re: [DNS] FW: [DNS] Re: Whois & Spam

> 1. AusRegistry is not aware of any evidence that whois is being used
> "harvesting" and as far as we are aware neither is auDA (we would know
> 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
> 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 -
> encourage everyone to do the same.

Highly commendable, really :)

> 3. We acknowledge that the whois is not perfect and impenetrable. We
> 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

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

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