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Re: [ga] Privacy and Whois databases

At 11:05 AM 10/15/1999 , A.M. Rutkowski wrote:
>At 01:52 PM 10/15/99 , J. William Semich wrote:
>>I believe this is a very important issue for the domain name space. When
>>name registration systems were initially set up, domain name registrants
>>were generally not private persons. Now the majority of domain names being
>They were also - by definition - associated with a government
>project or agency.

Nope.  By the mid 1980's, when the domain name system came into full use, 
that stricture no longer applied.

All sorts of commercial groups that had nothing to do with the government 
were registered, such as dec.com and ub.com.


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