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

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

From: Dave Hooper <dave§davehooper.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 12:11:45 +1000
Not sure about this article - I did a WHOIS on some of these domains and
they are still available. Accuracy?

Dave Hooper.

]-----Original Message-----
]From: Aristedes Maniatis [mailto:ari&#167;ish.com.au]
]Sent: Friday, 21 September 2001 11:24 AM
]To: dns&#167;auda.org.au
]Subject: Re: [DNS] Internet Domain Names May Have Warned of Attacks
]
]
]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;auspost.com.au 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 www.ish.com.au | email info&#167;ish.com.au
]PGP fingerprint 08 57 20 4B 80 69 59 E2  A9 BF 2D 48 C2 20 0C C8
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