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campaign in support of Special Circumstances

  • To: whois-comments@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: campaign in support of Special Circumstances
  • From: "Doug Glenn" <doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 14:30:33 -0500

<http://www.markmonitor.com/openwhois/>This is a note to state as the owner
of 5 domains through Go-Daddy paying for privacy, it would be even better if
the registrars of these domains did NOT display the contact information, or
at least the email information of the end user.  This should be done in such
a way to make it anonymous, yet still visible to the registrars.  As most
sites today contain a validation routine consisting of graphical
information, it is almost shameful that ICANN, the registrars and the Whois
databases don't implement the same type of methods to keep us from being
inundated with spam and domain theft.  Methods of automated trolling should
be eliminated to remove the ability of spammers and thieves to take our
personal information and use it for their own illegal ends.

My vote such as it is (opinion) is that a method be defined to safeguard the
information the Whois databases contain.  Although I understand the Internet
was not designed this way originally, the designers had faith in the
goodness of man.... or at least the ones they were working with.  They would
have been aghast to discover and saddened as well to find out just how their
work has been taken by those wishing to make something for nothing from

My two cent -- Doug Glenn FORUM Information Systems, LLC http://foruminfosystems.com http://wildhair.org drglenn.org jrglenn.org jdglenn.org

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