[registration-issues-wg] USG To ICANN: Investigate GoDaddy for Blocking WHOIS Port 43 Access

Derek Smythe derek at aa419.org
Tue Apr 17 07:32:55 UTC 2018


On 2018/04/16 23:24, Bill Silverstein wrote:
> Its about bloody time!  

Absolutely.
https://blog.aa419.org/2017/09/08/an-open-letter-to-godaddy-whois-service/

Also in the bigger scope of the GDPR:
https://www.silicon.co.uk/workspace/europe-icann-gdpr-compliance-231417
> The US government has reportedly advised ICANN it wants WHOIS to continue to provide broad access to registrants’ data, and would consider imposing legislation to ensure it does so.


> ICANN has done nothing regarding my complaints of
> GoDaddy blocking Whois access. ICANN's response is essentially, "it works
> for us."  Are the people at ICANN so stupid to realize their IP space is
> white-listed?

No, they're not.

We saw the same disdain for everybody daring to complain about two
registry operators that changed keys in the thin WHOIS system without
alerts. https://blog.aa419.org/2017/07/26/security-broken-whois-it/

It seems any form of enforcement is an optional extra.

https://blog.aa419.org/2018/04/15/the-roman-bathhouse-babies/



> On Mon, April 16, 2018 2:15 pm, Carlton Samuels wrote:
>> ....and even suggesting that un-accredited registrars be authorized to do
>> stuff!!
>>
>> So it appears Uncle Sam is prepared to go nuclear and bring down the whole
>> multistakeholder temple, lock, stock and barrel!
>>
>> https://domainnamewire.com/2018/04/16/u-s-government-asks-icann-to-investigate-godaddys-whois-policy/
>>
>>
>>
>> -Carlton
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