Harassment (was Re: ELAN.NET ...)

Michel Py michel at arneill-py.sacramento.ca.us
Mon Nov 3 15:45:13 UTC 2003

> Scott Call wrote:
> The ethics and/or legality of registering
> nanog.us notwithstanding,

That's what we are talking about, I think. There is value in a name; for
example, Neustar (nic.us) has reserved whitehouse.us (see whois below).

I would not have been too worried about some jerk trying to pretend that
he's the President of the United States because his email address is
president at whitehouse.us (besides, whitehouse.com has provided us with
enough Bill Clinton jokes). Most people know better.

What is to be concerned about is some troll doing something like
http://www.wiana.org/ (they hijacked with nanog.us. Maybe we
know better, but not everyone.


DOMAIN whois information on WHITEHOUSE.US ]
[Query Origin: Main Whois Query ]
Domain Name:                                 WHITEHOUSE.US
Domain ID:                                   D665758-US
Sponsoring Registrar:                        .US RESERVE
Domain Status:                               clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status:                               clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status:                               clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status:                               inactive
Registrant ID:                               NEUSTAR
Registrant Name:                             NEUSTAR
Registrant Address1:                         Loudoun Tech Center
Registrant Address2:                         45980 Center Oak Plaza
Registrant City:                             Sterling
Registrant State/Province:                   VA
Registrant Postal Code:                      20166
Registrant Country:                          United States
Registrant Country Code:                     US
Registrant Phone Number:                     +1.5714345757
Registrant Facsimile Number:                 +1.5714345758
Registrant Email:                            support at neustar.us
Registrant Application Purpose:              P1
Registrant Nexus Category:                   C21
Administrative Contact ID:                   NEUSTAR
Administrative Contact Name:                 NEUSTAR
Administrative Contact Address1:             Loudoun Tech Center
Administrative Contact Address2:             45980 Center Oak Plaza
Administrative Contact City:                 Sterling
Administrative Contact State/Province:       VA
Administrative Contact Postal Code:          20166
Administrative Contact Country:              United States
Administrative Contact Country Code:         US
Administrative Contact Phone Number:         +1.5714345757
Administrative Contact Facsimile Number:     +1.5714345758
Administrative Contact Email:                support at neustar.us
Administrative Contact Application Purpose:  P1
Administrative Contact Nexus Category:       C21
Billing Contact ID:                          NEUSTAR
Billing Contact Name:                        NEUSTAR
Billing Contact Address1:                    Loudoun Tech Center
Billing Contact Address2:                    45980 Center Oak Plaza
Billing Contact City:                        Sterling
Billing Contact State/Province:              VA
Billing Contact Postal Code:                 20166
Billing Contact Country:                     United States
Billing Contact Country Code:                US
Billing Contact Phone Number:                +1.5714345757
Billing Contact Facsimile Number:            +1.5714345758
Billing Contact Email:                       support at neustar.us
Billing Contact Application Purpose:         P1
Billing Contact Nexus Category:              C21
Technical Contact ID:                        NEUSTAR
Technical Contact Name:                      NEUSTAR
Technical Contact Address1:                  Loudoun Tech Center
Technical Contact Address2:                  45980 Center Oak Plaza
Technical Contact City:                      Sterling
Technical Contact State/Province:            VA
Technical Contact Postal Code:               20166
Technical Contact Country:                   United States
Technical Contact Country Code:              US
Technical Contact Phone Number:              +1.5714345757
Technical Contact Facsimile Number:          +1.5714345758
Technical Contact Email:                     support at neustar.us
Technical Contact Application Purpose:       P1
Technical Contact Nexus Category:            C21
Created by Registrar:                        .US RESERVE
Last Updated by Registrar:                   .US RESERVE
Domain Registration Date:                    Thu Apr 18 18:14:15 GMT
Domain Expiration Date:                      Tue Apr 17 23:59:59 GMT
Domain Last Updated Date:                    Thu Apr 18 18:14:22 GMT

>>>> Whois database was last updated on: Mon Nov 03 15:22:40 GMT 2003

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