Re: [DNS] Internet Domain Names May Have Warned of Attacks

Re: [DNS] Internet Domain Names May Have Warned of Attacks

From: Aristedes Maniatis <ari§>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 11:24:08 +1000
Apart from the absurdity of the article's assertion that the FBI "should
have known", this piece demonstrates the ignorance of the domain name system
by the public and general media.

The use of tools like whois and the general principles of domain names are
certainly not known outside of the industry. In fact I would imagine that
many ordinary people equate domain names with web hosting.

This ignorance goes to the core of building a better domain name system and
reducing cyber squatting. People still believe that domains have intrinsic
value, but you would be hard pressed to find the same value attached to
phone numbers.

I don't know what exactly should be done, but perhaps AuDA should devote
some resources to improving awareness, it is isn't already.

Ari Maniatis

on 21/9/01 10:00 AM, Rowe, Joshua at Joshua.Rowe&#167; wrote:

> To protect his sources, Livingstone would not say with which company the
> domain names in question were registered. He had no information about the
> identity of the person or people who registered the names.

ish group pty ltd
7 Darghan St Glebe 2037 Australia
phone +61 2 9660 1400   fax +61 2 9660 7400
http | email info&#167;
PGP fingerprint 08 57 20 4B 80 69 59 E2  A9 BF 2D 48 C2 20 0C C8

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