RE: [nc-deletes] Whois implementation of information provided incorrectly on purpose.
Thank you for your comments. I do have one concern with your suggestion.
In most cases, if not all, registrars have agreements with the credit card processors that prohibit/restrict disclosure of the billing information they are provided. Even without that, I believe it would raise significant privacy issues, and expose customers to potential credit card fraud.
Keep in mind that the individual paying for the registration is not necessarily the registrant, the admin contact, the technical contact, or even the billing contact of the whois record.
Whois Task Force,
I just read the whois implementation report of 01/30/03 and noticed an oversight. Each person pays for a domain with a credit card. The billing information (name, address) for a credit card is more difficult to forge and should be used by the registrar to verify registrant information and should be provided to the person filing the complaint after the 30 day grace period.
Exposure is the primary step to solve this problem.
Without exposing the registrant identity, these registrants could simply obtain a new domain name at another registrar and setup a server for it every 30 days.
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