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    Re:Not A Good Idea For .US Customers ...
    by ldg on Tuesday June 24 2003, @11:12PM (#11846)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    Ditto, and to go a bit further... Karl Auerbach said that data should be collected for a specific purpose (registering a domain) and that data should be used for only its intended purpose. There is no reason whatsoever to have it published - other than nameservers and a contact email address.

    That email address should not be published in a format that can be scraped. It should be human readable (e.g. {somename} {somedomain} {sometld}).

    I heartily agree that only credentialed entities should have access to any other information in the same manner they would obtain an unpublished phone number. This should be true for a SOHO as well as an individual. No one should have to publish a home address to invite intrusion.

    If an attorney wants my unpublished telephone number, he'll have to obtain a court order to get it. It's not that hard to find my address, but it takes a bit of searching and he'd have to pay to get it. I don't publish it.

    Congress is looking at the DMCA again because of legitimate rights of consumers and privacy. I think ICANN needs to consider privacy issues and rights of individuals. It is NOT in the best interests of the public to have private information published on the internet and serves only a few well-healed special interest groups.
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    Re:Not A Good Idea For .US Customers ... by ldg


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