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Re: NSI Bulletin 098-010 | Update on Whois

  • From: Bill Becker
  • Date: Wed Sep 02 17:40:47 1998


On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, Derek Balling wrote:

> >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.  
> 
> I guess I would tend to disagree. The whois database is there so that the
> Internet users - be they marketing types or technical types - can obtain

Whatever it's purpose, let's not lose sight of the fact that NSI is using
their database to market Verisign certs via UCE.

Makes you wonder if this is about bandwidth and load average, or about 
competition.

Bill





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