[At-Large] FW: Withdraw the gun database

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Jan 19 19:48:17 UTC 2013

>  2. Domain names, on the other hand, are far from lethal and one would
> have to be very imaginative to construct a situation in which a domain
> name could cause physical harm or death to a human.  So it is safe to
> categorize domain names as instrumentalities highly unlikely to cause
> bodily harm.

So you're saying that nothing short of a death threat merits disclosing 
WHOIS information?

I think that a lot of people who've lost a lot of money to phishing would 
treat this opinion with the contempt it deserves.


PS: If you're wondering why people don't take ALAC seriously, this 
argument is a good example.

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