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    Re: Problem With ICANN Whois Data Report System?
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 10 2002, @09:19PM (#10063)
    Worked for me three or four days ago.
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    Re: Problem With ICANN Whois Data Report System?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday November 11 2002, @03:38PM (#10097)
    User #2810 Info
    The Joker WHOIS is down at the moment but I bet ICANN employee Kent Crispin's songbird.com output is still inaccurate. I ratted him out to internic as soon as this new service was made available, got a tracking number, and have heard nothing since.

    As for using this to shut off spammers, forget it. First, if it is a phony domain registration, that probably cost zero. Second, if it is an actual domain registration, it probably cost about $10. Bulk email addresses are cheap, but they're normally more expensive than the rest of the scam. Registering and hosting a domain name for a month (much longer than required for their purposes) is chump change. Third, assuming some spammer actually wants to keep a domain name (and if you know the way the vast majority of spam works, you'd know that is entirely unnecessary), they can be entirely honest with the WHOIS info and you still won't find them. This is my PO box, this is my web-based email, this is my anon cel phone. So where's Waldo? Or, fourth, as the spam itself is normally almost completely devoid of accuracy, what makes anyone think that the WHOIS info itself would be accurate? By the time that info is tracked down the spam is already long gone (and its address info was probably bogus anyway). I could go on but I'm surprised that there is so little understanding about how these things actually work. An internic reporting system that ticked along like a Swiss watch would do almost nothing to lessen spam. -g

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    Re: Problem With ICANN Whois Data Report System?
    by Anonymous on Monday November 11 2002, @04:49PM (#10102)
    Did not somebody say that this reporting system was just a joke? Part of the window dressing to get the renewal of the DoC-contract. Now they have it, the reporting system serves ICANN no purpose.
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    Re: Problem With ICANN Whois Data Report System?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday November 12 2002, @12:14PM (#10127)
    Absolutely no purpose. I sent in a report, got a confirmation, confirmed it, and... and...

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