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Re: NSI Bulletin 098-010 | Update on Whois

  • From: Andy Walden
  • Date: Wed Sep 02 16:32:40 1998

> >Yes. Thats not the intent of the whois database in my opinion. Marketing
> >and general greed causes the most problems on the Internet and generates
> >the most instances of someone trying to exploit something for the almighty
> >dollar.  
> 
> for, or rarely the admin contact), but for others it is the company name.
> What makes their use "WRONG" and mine "RIGHT"?

Your not doing it for profit's sake, en mass, without consideration for
resources. You manually do a whois when you need a piece of information
about a domain that probably has to do with some technical issue. A
marketing leech would just find a tech guy to write him a program that
would pummel the database so he could use that information to make himself
a profit. That wasn't the intention of the database. What about querying
other database's for marketing information. Such as public court documents
(i'm not sure what the intended market would be), but thats just not the
intended use of the information provided. People exploiting the situation.
Yeah, I know welcome to the real world and such...just stating..


-andy





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