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Re: ICANN requirement for "information refreshing"?

  • From: amar
  • Date: Wed Jun 19 08:51:58 2002



Richard Forno wrote:
> 
> Is funny that both ICANN and law enforcement are trying to clean up whois
> information to facilitate investigative capabilities. What a crock.
> 
> On paper, and in theory, having 'clean' whois data is nice, and helpful for
> tech problems, which is the reason I think why it's there in the first
> place.
> 
> As if nobody thought about having a 'front man' doing a registration, or
> even that the Registrars will be able to truly implement such data-integrity
> protocols, among any other ways to muck with this info.
> 
> I mean, garbage in, garbage out. Are they going to go door-to-door like
> censustakers to verify this info?
> 
> The reality is it will never work, and besides - any smart criminal will
> simply use another domain name, or not even USE a domain name.....a
> power-user computer criminal shouldn't have problems remembering a few IP
> addys. If they can't, they're stupid and deserve to be caught.

Well, rfc-ignorant.org have a different view:

http://www.rfc-ignorant.org/policy-whois.html

-- amar




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