Re: [ga] OECD vs ICANN, re: WHOIS accuracy
All that is necessary is the IP address infoormation. If there are
problems with the domain, the origin is the place to look. If it becomes
a legal problem, there are avenues to obtain the information. In most
cases, problems such as spam use forged headers and domain names
anyway, and you have to still go for the originating IP address. Whoever
operates that server is the one really in control.
There is no need to publish the registrant's information and the
registrants is, in most cases today, the admin as well. As for accurate
information, the whois has my accurate information - a P.O. Box. Never
again will I place my physical address or fax number in a public
database. I've had to restrict my fax machine to accepting only
recognized numbers. Anything else is rejected. I got tired of spending
money on reams of paper and ink cartridges for junk and threatening
faxes. I sometimes received 200 pages per day. That phone number is
now unlisted as well.
I can see no reason to use your compromise. As long as you can
reach a responsible person for technical purposes via the IP address
origin, you have a key to getting to the registrant. I do believe that the
whois for IP address allocations must contain accurate information and
a valid email address, even if that is through a proxy also. If a privacy
bureau is used, you can always contact the registrant via email through
that bureau as well. As has been mentioned before, there are always
court orders to obtain information for legal issues. I can see no reason
to provide attorneys with it in a public database so they can harrass,
abuse and/or threaten people. It happens every day.
On 7 Jul 2002, at 7:50, George Kirikos wrote:
> Would you support the "compromise" I've mentioned in the past, namely
> the creation of a "Legal Contact" role (which could be the ISP,
> Technical Contact, the Registrant, or someone else the Registrant
> chooses to use) who is held legally responsible for problems
> originating from a domain, with accurate info that IS in the WHOIS for that
> contact? I think that's all people ultimately need to reach, someone who is
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