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Re: NSI Bulletin 098-010 | Update on Whois

  • From: Steven J. Sobol
  • Date: Thu Sep 03 23:41:27 1998

On Thu, Sep 03, 1998 at 05:56:05PM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:

> As far as the only supported interfaces for retrieving the data from
> NSI being the WHOIS port and the anonymous FTP zone files, if you look
> at it in the best light, I would refer back to the cooperative agreement
> with NSF.  As much as I dislike SPAM, I do not think concern about the
> use of the data for marketing purposes is a good justification for NSI
> to unilaterally block individuals from accessing the WHOIS data.

Well, I've been LARTed big time by the customer service director at
NSI. :)

He made a very good point: that SAIC is a separate entity (and a SHAREHOLDER -
NSI is not a subsidiary of SAIC) and they are not necessarily going to be 
selling the *WHOIS* database... so for now I think I can give them the benefit
of the doubt...


-- 

"You know, I've decided lizards aren't too smart."
   --Me, to "Junior", one of my iguanas





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