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    Re: Love To Disagree Here Pete ...
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Friday June 07 2002, @10:41AM (#6954)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    And again, easy for you to say, Mr. Anonymous. Especially when you're wrong. What personal information did Ben use, other than showing registrations by the same person.

    Take out the ability to group registrations by registrant, and you still have the basic data showing non-name domains being registered. No personal information used. Point is still valid.

    And your argument remains ad-hominem and worthless.

    ++Peter
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    Re: Love To Disagree Here Pete ...
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Friday June 07 2002, @11:59AM (#6972)
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    Another baseless claim. How do you know how much respect I have for others? I have quite a bit. If the data weren't already there in whois, I might even agree with you.

    As it stands, you are attempting to distract from the point, which is abuse of the .NAME registration rules. Privacy or not, the problem stands.

    ++Peter
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    Privacy implications
    by edelman@law.harvard. on Sunday June 09 2002, @05:37AM (#7029)
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    Anonymous wrote:

    The whois information for any particular registration reveals phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses, which is invasive enough. But when you can also find the number of registrations owned by any individual, then the world knows how much money that individual spent on domains. Do you want the world to know what you spend at the track, or at the blackjack table?

    I'm sensitive to this concern, or at least I'd like to be. My practice to date has been to list specific registrant names and specific domains registered, but to omit specific address information (listing at most only city, state, and country) and email address information (listing email addresses only in some masked way that prevents spamming).

    I'm sure there are some folks who think this isn't a good way to proceed -- that I shouldn't make these lists at all, or should provide less information in such lists. But this information truly is all already publicly available -- I have no inside sources!

    (Late & slow response because I'm moving into a new apartment this weekend... and as yet have no Internet access at home, not even by modem!)

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