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Re: Suggestion: Add contact entry to whois
- From: Dean Robb
- Date: Sun Feb 28 19:42:46 1999
At 10:29 2/26/99 -0800, Network Operations Center wrote:
>> > We already have Admin, Tech, and Billing. Would it be possible to
>> > the addition of an Abuse contact in whois?
> Not actually a bad idea for (mail abuse) , But then the Tech
> Contact s/b able to remedy the condition by forwarding the
> info to postmaster , You have that defined for your domain
> don't you ?
By definition in the RFC's (remember those?) all email-related problems
should go to the postmaster. Some ISPs have set up an abuse address
specifically to handle spam problems; retaining the postmaster for more
Unfortunately, we frequently find domains with a disabled or /dev/null-ed
postermaster address. Adding an abuse address would accomplish nothing.
If they don't have a working postmaster, it's not real likely they'd have a
working abuse address either.
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