[Gnso-ppsai-pdp-wg] Commercial Use - White Paper

Bob Bruen bruen at coldrain.net
Tue May 13 00:07:07 UTC 2014

Hi Paul,

This question has been hashed out over and over again. No one expects them 
to provide accurate data, but whois accuracy can be checked and they can 
lose the domain name for the false data.

This is one of the reasons for keeping whois data public for commercial 


>Setting aside for a moment the specific example below, the part I don’t 
>completely understand is why we think that a domain name owner who is 
>using the domain name for a blatantly illegal purpose without regard for 
>the law will somehow be inclined to provide accurate information in their 
>WHOIS records if they are not allowed to contract for a proxy service.  
>Thanks in advance for your thoughts.



Dr. Robert Bruen
Cold Rain Labs

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