Re: Thick vs.thin (was: [ga] Casting stones)
At 07:50 AM 07/08/02 -0700, William X Walsh wrote:
> >> Sounds like a TLD that spammers, defrauders, and other nefarious
> >> characters will just LOVE to register in.
> > Care to explain or is it just FUD?
>Makes it easier for them to cover their tracks, Stephane. Makes it
>that much easier for them to hide from the consequences of their
>Some antispam services automatically block all domains under TLDs
>which do not have a public whois server available that provides full
>contact information, for this very reason.
The .ws WHOIS isn't that easy to find, and try VeriSign's
WHOIS on nic.ws for example and see what you get. The
only places I've found a working web interface online are:
The latter can be queried directly, I haven't tried
You get registrant name field, Date domain created and
updated fields. and primary and secondary nameservers,
and that's it. You also get a link to contact the owner
with a formfield that includes a dropdown of:
You are in violation of my Trademark. Contact me please.
I bet that works well. A direct query of course doesn't
even return that formfield, or any useful replacement.
I wonder how widespread the spamblocking of *.ws is.
As for .eu, despite their privacy policies, the French
government in particular has made an issue of allowing
for a WHOIS useable enough to protect IP interests. -g
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