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    U.S. Senate, FTC, and DOC Set to FREEZE .COM Whois
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 18 2005, @06:26AM (#15623)
    U.S. Senate, FTC, and DOC Set to FREEZE .COM Whois

    Keywords: Identity_Theft FTC DOC DOJ ICANN ARIN .COM Verisign

    The U.S. Senate is finally seeing the result of
    putting too many eggs in one database. Identity
    Theft is now being revealed as one of the fastest
    growing crimes, fueled partly by the mis-guided
    WHOIS policies of ICANN and ARIN.

    The great Revelation is finally happening in
    Washington D.C. Senators now have tens of millions
    of people calling them and complaining about the
    crimes that ICANN and the rest of the ISOC are
    helping to facilitate.

    ICANN Registrars are now one of the main targets
    of the investigations. Registrars are largely
    unsupervised and are allowed to take domain names
    that may or may not be dropped and MINE them for
    personal information, such as passwords and
    account numbers. Registrars are paying people
    to do the Phishing and Pharming.

    Clueless Banks and U.S. Government agencies of
    course continue to send e-mail to addresses with
    domains that are now re-directed to ICANN Registrars. Those Registrars then impersonate
    you and learn as much as possible to steal your
    identity and information which they then sell
    via their nefarious network of insiders.

    The .COM names are the largest targets. The
    U.S. Government is partly to blame. Via Hillary
    Clinton and Ira Magaziner's ICANN, they turned
    over what should be private, government-secured
    record-keeping to the Private Sector. That was
    a theme of the Clinton Administration. Sleeze
    balls loved to see that trend. They of course
    stepped up and paid what ever price was demanded
    by ICANN to have a shot at being in the loop of
    YOUR PRIVATE ON-LINE IDENTITY.

    Naive academics of course can not believe that
    someone would take your old domain name, re-activate e-mail, and filter YOUR messages that
    may stray to a name you forgot to renew or which
    your vendor still thinks is you. Naive academics
    shaped the ICANN policies along with that
    brilliant Washington D.C. trademark lobby who
    do not use the Internet for personal matters.

    One solution is to FREEZE the .COM whois database.
    The U.S. Department of Commerce now needs to
    step in and place another level of indirection
    into the DNS-to-WHOIS linkage. There is no reason
    why WHOIS should be directly connected to DNS.

    The new .COM DNS technology can then be inserted,
    as the U.S. Government phases OUT Verisign and
    ICANN and the Registrars. NeuStar should be able
    to explain how it works to the U.S. Senate and
    the other U.S. Government agencies which are now
    finally stepping up to try to help put and end
    to the GROWING use of the Internet for crime.
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