[registration-issues-wg] RAA Proxy specification?

Derek Smythe derek at aa419.org
Sun Oct 9 19:28:40 UTC 2016


Maybe somebody here knows the answer:

The RAA 2013 has a section "SPECIFICATION ON PRIVACY AND PROXY
REGISTRATIONS".

Is this actually being monitored and enforced, specifically section 2?


Quick example. This just became topical again after I received a "job
offer" spam:

> Hello!
> 
> We are looking for employees working remotely.
> 
> My name is Pasquale, I am the personnel manager of a large International company.
> Most of the work you can do from home, that is, at a distance.
> Salary is $2100-$5200.
> 
> If you are interested in this offer, please visit Our Site
> 
> Have a nice day!

"Our Site" above is a link to a hacked religious WordPress site. In
turn the URL redirects to domain registered three days ago with a
proxy registration, evo-cash.com:

> Registrant Name: Whois Agent
> Registrant Organization: Web Domains By Proxy
> Registrant Street: GPO Box 3068
> Registrant City: Lahore
> Registrant State/Province: Punjab
> Registrant Postal Code: 54000
> Registrant Country: PK
> Registrant Phone: +92.4237421615
> Registrant Phone Ext: 
> Registrant Fax: 
> Registrant Fax Ext: 
> Registrant Email: dom+evo-cash.com at webdomainsbyproxy.com

Going to the domain webdomainsbyproxy.com, we get Sedo content (a
registrar itself. Hint, make sure JS is disabled, else you may never
get to the footer due to dynamical generated content near the bottom)

Yet the evo-cash.com domain is registered via registrar Paknic Private
Limited (http://www.paknic.com/)

Whois registration would suggest webdomainsbyproxy.com is a Paknic
service.

Yet I find no section meeting the RAA proxy requirements on Paknic?

Nor on Sedo?

In the bigger picture, I've encountered numerous resellers/registrars
offering privacy/proxy services not meeting the requirements of the
RAA, some of them being serially abused for malicious domains.

As such I'd like some clarification on this issue. Atm it seems to be
a lot of eye candy not being enforced, yet written into the RAA.

Thanks,

Derek Smythe
Artists Against 419
http://www.aa419.org


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