Re: [ga] WHOIS accuracy, and name deletions
Has anyone even addressed the issue of spam filters that frequenty and
erroneously bounce or simply discard legitimate email? IMO, it is
absolutely ridiculous to rely upon email as a certain notification tool
for anything. I have more than one ISP who have used spam filters (which
I feel are a good thing) and have lost some legitimate email in the
process. In most cases, the ISPs attempt to "tweak" the filters
appropriately so that the majority of legitimate mail is not rejected or
discarded, but it is not foolproof.
Unless there is a way to ensure that all legitimate mail will be received
by the recipient, there is no way one can enforce service via e-mail.
There is also no guarantee that every mail server will be 100% up and that
no email will be lost if it crashes. We all strive to prevent
catastrophic loss, but it still occurs. We also cannot ensure that
recipient's machines will always be "up" and running that they will always
have access to the internet. I have more than one connection and have
occasionally had them both down at the same time. In case of power
outages and storms, we have been down for days a time. Generators and
UPS's run only so long and then they are down as well.
I think it is encumbant upon those who wish to serve notice to do so in a
manner that is most accurate and e-mail is NOT it.
On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 16:03:11 -0600, "Rodrigo Orenday Serrato"
>As far as I know, domain names are used mostly for websites. I know they
>have other uses, but I was under the impression that the foremost concern
>with regard to domain names used for websites.
Just because most are used for websites is no reason to implement
rules for all domain names that only apply if there is a website.
>With regard to your second paragraph, as I said before, if you own a
>business, you must tend to it.
Umm, where on earth do you get the notion that all websites are
commercial? Many websites are personal or non commercial. Rather
rough if you have the same surname as a trademark and you go away on
holiday to find your personal website gone when you get back.
>As for your firewall idea, well, the hole point of my idea is that proof
>the e-mail being sent should be issued by the website for which it is
>by a print out of the acknowledgment of receipt that it would issue.
So you want every website in the world to be forced to have an auto
responder bot for e-mail just to cover the one in one hundred thousand
possibility that someone thinks your whois details are incorrect.
>It's just a wild thought anyway, but thanks for paying so much attention
Very very wild.
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