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    Re:ICANN's policy has nothing to do with UCE
    by dmehus on Thursday April 03 2003, @08:36AM (#11420)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    Anonymous Coward: I have tried reporting domain names which a spammer "spamvertises" and contain invalid WHOIS information; however, most Registrars, with the exception of Go Daddy Software, do not care. Specifically, Register.com did nothing when I reported "pillmedics.net" and "pornhere.net" for invalid WHOIS contact information. So, I contacted Dan Halloran, who by the way is one ICANN's better employees, and he said he'd look into it. I don't think he ever did. What do you suggest there?Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Re:ICANN's policy has nothing to do with UCE by dmehus
    Re:ICANN's policy has nothing to do with UCE
    by Mueller (muellerNO@SPAMsyr.edu) on Sunday April 06 2003, @09:57AM (#11428)
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    Why are you really concerned about pillmedics.net or pornhere.net? Is it because:

    1) they are offering fraudulent services?
    2) they are spammers
    3) they have inaccurate contact data?

    We need to keep these things distinct. If it is 1), then a certain set of legal remedies apply, which should be fairly strong. I have no problem with procedures that make it possible for law enforcement officers conducting an investigation to get the name, address, telephone number etc of suspected fraudsters.

    If it is 2), then a weaker set of legal remedies should apply.

    If it is 3), well.....it never really is 3 as such, is it? Inaccurate WHOIS data by itself is neither harmful nor irritating. It is only when you want to track the person down for some purpose that it becomes significant. And then it becomes a question of what that purpose is.

    We don't hold telephone companies responsible for monitoring and enforcing the business integrity of all companies who buy their services, why should we expect registrars to be suddenly loaded with consumer protection responsibilities for every domain name they register?
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