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    Re: ICANN Rips VeriSign Over Whois Violations
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Wednesday September 04 2002, @02:35AM (#9008)
    User #4 Info | http://www.discourse.net/
    You don't need a court order. The UDRP works fine; if the contact info is false, D. fails to respond and even if the claim has no merit you tend to win by default. UDRP is much cheaper than a court order too...
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    Re: ICANN Rips VeriSign Over Whois Violations by michael
    Re: ICANN Rips VeriSign Over Whois Violations
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday September 04 2002, @04:41AM (#9015)
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    As I've said many times, the WHOIS should be private, subject to a court order or a request from a UDRP panel. One could also make the information available for research purposes to look for trends, in the same way a researcher is often given access to otherwise confidential data like medical records.

    Other than that, if the only compelling reason for making the WHOIS public is to allow fishing expeditions by the IP folks, then that surely doesn't balance against keeping it private to stop widespread spamming and cases of stalking, harrassment, etc. Which is the greater public good? Put it to a vote of the entire internet community and you know which way it would go, which is one of many reasons why ICANN shuts out the atlarge at every turn. This is going against the grain seen elsewhere and users will continue to vote with their feet, leaving ICANN to its dungheap. -g

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