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Re: [ga] Privacy and Whois databases
On Mon, 18 Oct 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The dot.god and dot.satan top level domains will both support
> anonymous registrations.
> I'm not familiar with dot.god and dot.satan and some web searches turned
> up nothing. Could you elucidate please?
January is the roll out date. Watch then. They are popular tld's with
irc boy and girls.
> Any addressing information is between the
> registrar and the domain holder, and not the business of anyone else.
> May I ask on what basis you make this statement?
Sure. It's called standard business practices. Information between
yourself and your customers is kept confidential. That's the rule in
The whois is a database who's time has passed. All one needs is to be
able to contact the other side is a simple email address. Anything more
is marketing generousity to one's competitors.
> The agreement that registrars make with ICANN
> says in Part F, Public Access to Data on SLD Registrations
> that the `name and postal address of the SLD holder' must be listed/made
> available in whois. Admittedly `holder' is somewhat vague and you
> might be able to argue that this could be the registrar or some agent
> registration, on behalf of the person/organization who actually requested
> the domain name and will own it.
> I hope so. I'd very much prefer to not list the domain name owner
> contact information, and am searching for arguments to help our legal
> folks buy into the idea.
> Thanks for any information,