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    Ironic
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday March 28 2003, @10:55PM (#11394)
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    It's rather ironic that even as congress tries to restrict porn directed at minors the Department of Commerce is actively supporting the open, 24x7 publication of the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of those same minors to any and all predators and pornographers who might want to obtain that information. It's Megan's Law in reverse.

    How is the Dept of Commerce doing this? By mindlessly backstopping ICANN in ICANN's headlong rush to publish whois data without even a whit of concern for privacy.

    Perhaps the Dept of Commerce ought to adopt the following as its tag line:

    The United States Department of Commerce, we care more about trademarks than about your children.
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    Re:Ironic
    by jberryhill on Monday March 31 2003, @07:42AM (#11410)
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    Minors registering domain names? Considering that a domain name is a product of a registration contract between a registrant and a registrar, then it would be foolish for a registrar to enter into contracts with minors, since such contracts are voidable by the registrant.
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