Network Solutions Threatens Your Privacy

From: Curt Vendel <>
Date: Thu Jan 8 19:09:49 2004

Well, then I suggest people move to Tucows, I've been registering url's
with them lately and the whois info doesn't seem to appear publicly...
But this is just like the phone book, you actually have to pay NOT to
have your name listed... its blackmail to have privacy!!!


der Mouse wrote:

>>>Second, NSI claims on the "product" information for this "service"
>>>that "ICANN requires this personal information to be available for
>>>anybody to view on the web."
>>Nope. That's kaka. It's up to the domain owner whether they're public
>>or not, at least over here anyway.
>I'm sorry to have to inject some actual facts into such a lovely
>acrimonious discussion, but....
>Extracted from the ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement:
> F. Public Access to Data on SLD Registrations. During the term of this
> Agreement:
> 1. At its expense, Registrar shall provide an interactive web page
> and a port 43 Whois service providing free public query-based
> access to up-to-date (i.e. updated at least daily) data concerning
> all active SLD registrations sponsored by Registrar in the registry
> for the .com, .net, and .org TLDs. The data accessible shall
> consist of elements that are designated from time to time according
> to an ICANN-adopted policy. Until ICANN otherwise specifies by
> means of an ICANN-adopted policy, this data shall consist of the
> following elements as contained in Registrar's database:
> g. The name and postal address of the SLD holder;
> h. The name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone
> number, and (where available) fax number of the technical contact
> for the SLD; and
> i. The name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone
> number, and (where available) fax number of the administrative
> contact for the SLD.
>I have been unable to find any ICANN policies that modify any of these.
>Of course the tech and/or admin contacts may be the registrar itself,
>or any other organization for that matter, proxying for the domain
>holder. But II.F.1.g is quite clear.
>If this contravenes the law in some jurisdiction, well, it's too bad,
>but any such jurisdiction will have to stay out of the .com/.net/.org
>domain space until they fix their laws.
>(No, I'm not stupid enough to think that will actually happen, though
>it's what should. What will actually happen is that they will ignore
>the ICANN requirement, ICANN will (eventually) get upset, there will be
>a big squabble, and something - I don't know what - will settle down
>out of the resulting dust cloud.)
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