[ga] Unresponsive registrars
The Whois debate has been brewing for some time, but it could come to a boil
soon, as Congress, the group overseeing the Internet's address system and
privacy advocates all weigh in on how well the system is working. In
December, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and
Intellectual Property sent letters to 50 United States registrars requesting
information about whether and how the companies verify customer data and how
they deal with complaints about fraudulent information.
Responses were due by Feb. 1, but Chris J. Katopis, counsel to the
subcommittee, said that as of last week many registrars had not replied. "If
they're not going to respond to a government inquiry," he said, "what are
they going to do to respond to an aggrieved individual when something
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