simonw at zynet.net
Tue Mar 14 08:49:38 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 14 Mar 2006 07:11, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> Sure seems like security is AWOL on the registrars agenda:
I thought we established last month that deleting domain names is a very good
way of messing up the entire Internet. See the thread on losing entire data
If you have any useful proposals on how registrars might be of use in
defending against botnets, I'm sure ICANN and friends are all ears. But
unless you've found an amplification attack using whois servers, it probably
isn't something the registrars can help you with.
There is some discussion on phishing, but even here it isn't clear what a
registrar could do, and most phishing these days doesn't involve the
registrars at all.
Randy's original comment was misplaced, it was the content, not the domain
name he was objecting to. Deleting domain names is a very extreme, and oft
times ineffective, way of trying to remove content.
We've have enough trouble with ISPs with knee-jerk reactions to objectionable
content, we don't need registrars adopting the same daft policies, or the
Internet would collapse in a few weeks.
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