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Re: more Internic nightmare
- From: David Greenman
- Date: Tue Mar 23 18:58:01 1999
> o the whois and zone data are needed for administrative and operational
> o slime are abusing those data for spamming etc., which denizens of this
> list seem to hate almost as much as they hate nsi
> o slime are watching zone/whois changes to send immediate spam to new
> registrants 'use our wonderful services'
> o slime are doing massive domain squatting hoping to then extort high
> prices from more legitimate applicants
> o ...
>if the above were true, and i believe that they are, what would the oh so
>brilliant and deeply experienced in large scale production systems readers
>of this list do to responsibly yet strongly inhibit such slimeful activity?
>think about it seriously. i suspect there are no easy answers.
The first problem doesn't have a real solution (unless you consider a law
that restricts freedom as a solution).
The second problem can be fixed by requiring payment at or before domain
registration. Ideally, there would be an automated method of doing this for
high activity customers (WWW hosters & ISPs).
Co-founder/Principal Architect, The FreeBSD Project