[At-Large] [WHOIS-WG] Fwd: WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report

Bill Silverstein icann-list at sorehands.com
Thu May 17 16:05:35 UTC 2012

> "When you can't control the dissemination of your contact information
> through the WHOIS database, you risk becoming a target for those who have
> less than the best of intentions. Spammers may infiltrate your business
> email system – causing problems for you and your customers.
> Telemarketers also have been known to scour the WHOIS database looking for
> phone numbers for their own phone lists."
> (http://www.networksolutions.com/education/you-need-private-registration/)

The funny part is how these services claim that it prevents spam. I don't
know how it can? The e-mail address in the Whois is forwarded to the
domain licensee. How does that prevent spam, where everyone uses spam
filters now?

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