Re: [ga] Bulk Whois Data Issue
When Bulk mail, bulk email and spamming become inneffective they will cease.
Global awareness of refusal to respond will be a very good starting point.
> At 06:04 PM 4/17/2002 -0400, DannyYounger@cs.com wrote:
>>Please note the following comment posted by Tim Ruiz to the registrars
>><< I understand the reasoning behind public disclosure of registrant
>>data but it seems to have gone too far. In this day and age of privacy
>>concerns it's a little insane that Registrars are required to make
>>their customer data available to the public in bulk. One-offs through
>>a Web interface are one thing. Requirements for bulk access, including
>>open ports, to the data are just too much. It's an open invitation to
>>abuse with no one really willing to enforce proper use of the data. In
>>fairness, I'm not sure there is any way to enforce it given the
>>international nature of what we do. I believe there should NOT be any
>>requirement for open port, or bulk, access to this data.>>
>>I share Tim's point of view, and would appeciate hearing the position
>>of GA members on this topic (especially the views of those members that
>>now participate on the WHOIS Committee).
> I fantasize about not receiving SPAM, how much faster everyone's
> Internet Access could be without all the junk mail cluttering up our
> bandwidth, how much better the world would be if people just backed
> off and let us find them when we WANT/NEED their service, not being
> found by them. They don't know what we want or what we need. They
> don't know if we are male or female, single or married, promiscuous or
> frigid, 8 years old or 50, etc.
> In response to your more specific question:
> My preference would be:
> Registrants are provided the opportunity
> to OPT-IN for inclusion in the bulk access process
> either at the time of registration
> or as a modification option via Web GUI.
> OPT-OUT is really not a good philosophy.
> I would prefer there were no,
> "requirement for open port, or bulk, access to this data" (from above);
> however, I more prefer the WHOIS database be
> as available as possible
> to folks other than Bulk Marketers
> and therefore support the convenience be provided to them,
> especially at a price which enables the Registrars
> to make a little more money
>so the services I need
> can continue to be as cost effective as possible.
> So, I neither have the best solution; but am willing to listen and
> learn. And I want a Great Solution to present during the next meeting
> which I believe we are working toward.
> Kristy McKee
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