RE: [DNS] Whois & Spam

RE: [DNS] Whois & Spam

From: Jason Backshall <jbackshall§staff.iinet.net.au>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 10:05:46 +0800
At the same time, I believe it's important to at least provide users
performing a WHOIS *some* way of contacting the registrant, especially
when it comes to abuse issues - I know we're obliged to provide a Tech
address and a Registrant address - maybe it's time to provide a third,
possibly an abuse, and only make this one public?


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Purse [mailto:pursey&#167;gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2005 8:35 AM
To: dns&#167;dotau.org
Subject: Re: [DNS] Whois & Spam


Though, it might be a good discussion point actually.

Its actually been a concern of mine for a while now. We have a policy in
place which requires us to provide a valid email address for the
Registrant and Technical Contact.

This is accessable by anyone who does a WHOIS search, and as much as we
would like to think has a restriction on the amount of WHOIS searches
that can be performed, it really isn't all that good a method of
protection considering the ways around it.

Whilst the email addresses should absolutely have to be provided, as
they really are required by the Registrar, they shouldn't be made
available to the public unless either: the domain holder consents to
having the email address published, or an individual/business has
requested the email address of the registrant or technical contact from
the Registrar with a valid reason, or for a valid legal reason (ie.
Warrant). My personal preference is simply an opt-out option. Many
people may not want their email address on public display.

Regards,

Michael Purse

On 7/21/05, Marty Drill - Domain Candy <marty&#167;domaincandy.com.au> wrote:
> Hey Bill
> 
> This is auDA Whois policy, so AusReg are just following the rules. 
> Probably doesn't make much of a difference, but it is important to 
> note that this is policy not an AusReg issue.
> 
> Suggest that you contact auDA with your concerns - info&#167;auda.org.au
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Marty
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Rogers [mailto:ansearchwatch&#167;yahoo.co.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2005 9:43 AM
> To: dns&#167;dotau.org
> Subject: [DNS] Whois & Spam
> 
> I am very, very, very annoyed at ausregistry and with the general 
> management & rules concerning the au whois database.
> 
> I cannot believe that my email address which I specifically created 
> for use with my au domain name is now being used by my most hated 
> spammer currently using optin2millions.net address, previously 
> broadcastavertise.net. I am sure you are all aware of him.
> 
> How did he get that my email address. IT IS NOT LISTED ANYWHERE ELSE 
> EXCEPT WHOIS.AUSREGISTRY. It is about time auda addressed this issue. 
> ausregistry suck.
> 
> I am not happy.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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