[At-Large] Issue Report on Thick Whois

Lutz Donnerhacke lutz at iks-jena.de
Wed Nov 23 10:47:00 UTC 2011

* Antony Van Couvering wrote:
> Thin Whois is an historical abomination - it was slipped through by Network Solutions as a way to keep all the customer data for themselves when their monopoly was broken up. 
> It is bad for legitimate searchers, because registrars may or may not be findable or helpful
> It is bad for privacy, because registrars are less secure -- plus I'm sure some of them have been mining their own whois data and either using it themselves or spamming.  
> It's very bad for registrants (assuming anyone in ALAC cares) because in a business failure, your records of what you own, in what name, etc., are all gone. 
> Whatever your policy position, a thick Whois is better because then policy can be applied to it.  

I'd like to comment this claims with the only approbriate word: FUD.

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