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    Re: WHOIS Enforcement Update
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday September 20 2002, @07:07AM (#9292)
    User #2810 Info
    It's about the enforcement of WHOIS accuracy, a topic which has been going on for some time, and is tied in with the issue of registering deleted names, something else which has a long history, most recently including the WLS and the Grace and Redemption Period. Thus it is news. And congrats to John and Bret. I expect in future this will be automated and the average individual will be highly unlikely to be successful at getting such names.

    The GoDaddy DomainsByProxy service is new (although other registrars have previously offered similar). I'm a registrant of some domains through GoDaddy but they've yet to send me anything on it. Even with more information (and I have read the press release), I didn't consider it that newsworthy. If ICANN gets around to having a problem with it, that will be newsworthy. I do commend GoDaddy for doing this, particularily for about an additional $10 (presently only $6), which with their $9 registration fee still totals out at less than just the registration fee of many other registrars. DBP's claim on their front page that: The law requires that the personal information you provide with every domain you register be made public seems a bit overblown though. What law would that be? As I'm not a member/citizen of ICANNLand, I don't recognize their laws. -g

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    Re: WHOIS Enforcement Update by fnord
    Re: WHOIS Enforcement Update
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday September 20 2002, @07:36AM (#9293)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    What happens if a DomainsByProxy domain gets challenged via UDRP or another of the domain challenge processes? Wouldn't the respondent then be DomainsByProxy itself? Would they forward the complaint in a timely way so that the real domain owner could respond, and would the panel accept such a response given that it isn't from the registrant of record? Would a panel be likely to regard the mere use of an anonymizing registration by proxy service to constitute evidence of bad faith? These are interesting questions that won't really be answered until an actual case comes up.
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