[registration-issues-wg] WHOIS Privacy - Spicer Style

gbruen at knujon.com gbruen at knujon.com
Wed Feb 8 22:53:12 UTC 2017

I hear Christopher's concern, but if we take something away it has to be 
replaced with something reasonable and not simply the absence of 

This ultimately comes down to an issue of responsibility. In a world 
where the organizing body and contracted parties refuse responsibility 
for gross abuse in the system domain owners who target the rest of us 
should have to provide disclosure.

Registrants are a class of consumer who deserve protection. However they 
are a tiny sub-section of the greater consumer community which is the 
target of abuse.

On 2/8/17 5:41 PM, Derek Smythe wrote:
> On 2017-02-08 09:31 PM, John R. Levine wrote:
>>> Whois privacy should be the default. Not a chargeable extra.
>> Given that the overwhelming majority of domains are registered for
>> commercial purposes, it's hard to think of a more anti-consumer
>> suggestion.
> +1
> Dealing with daily domain and proxy abuse in consumer facing fraud,
> maybe I'm somebody with a hammer seeing nails everywhere. But that
> does not mean the nails aren't there, only that I'm more aware of them
> than most.
> Atm great harm is being done to all with proxies, even spoofing a
> registrar of late: pubdomainregistry.com
> Derek Smythe
> Artists Against 419
> http://www.aa419.org
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Garth Bruen
gbruen at knujon.com

ICANN At-Large Advisory Council
Author: WHOIS Running the Internet

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