Re: [registrars] Fw: [nc-whois] useful information/link
My personal opinion is that I welcome some enforeable regulation.
I understand the reasoning behind public disclosure of registrant data but
it seems to have gone to far. In this day and age of privacy concerns it's
a little insane that Reigstrars 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.
Web interfaces into this data should also be written to prevent scripting
as much as possible. This is especially important with Registrars or other
Whois services that attempt to do cross-registrar searches. If they are not
careful to prevent scripting they may unintentionally become party to
indirect abuse of our data. Another reason to remove open port access.
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Subject: [registrars] Fw: [nc-whois] useful information/link
From: Ken Stubbs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, April 16, 2002 3:01 pm
It would appear that the "Whois" issue will be receiving much more
"regulatory attention" in the future.
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From: "Cade,Marilyn S - LGA" <email@example.com>
To: "NC-WHOIS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 11:05 AM
Subject: [nc-whois] useful information/link
> The OECD has issued a report outlining its experience with the ICANN
in obtaining a variation on the oecd.org domain held by a
> cybersquatter. The report specifically looks at the
> availability of registration data in the whois database.
> Report at