Vendors spamming NANOG attendees

Rod Beck rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com
Tue Jun 20 13:26:20 CST 2017


And how do you tell if an address was scraped or not? There are databases and zillions of other ways of gaining addresses.


I doubt you can distinguish the source with any real reliability.


- R.



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From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Dave Temkin <dave at temk.in>
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:05 PM
To: Jon Lewis
Cc: NANOG
Subject: Re: Vendors spamming NANOG attendees

On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM, Jon Lewis <jlewis at lewis.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Jun 2017, Dave Temkin wrote:
>
> This is highly inaccurate. The PC and Board have done everything in our
>> power to keep sponsorship out of the program. Yes, Beer & Gear looks like
>> a
>> NASCAR race, but that helps fund not only the program, but the numerous
>> other outreach programs that NANOG has undertaken.
>>
>> Sponsors who have stepped on the rules have had their sponsorship rights
>> revoked - temporarily, and in egregious cases, permanently. We (the NANOG
>> organization) take this incredibly seriously.
>>
>> While it's hard to solve for the exact case above (scraping registrant
>> lists and then comparing to CRM to glean contact info) we absolutely do
>> aggressively pursue any abuse of NANOG's attendee information, trademarks,
>> and mailing list.
>>
>
> Is it too simple a solution to post a warning on the page above the
> Attendee List saying something along the lines of "scraping the Attendee
> List for marketing purposes is forbidden, will result in public shaming,
> and may cause some attendees to completely boycott your company." ?
>


This suggestion was made on the NANOG Facebook group and we will implement
it with the new website coming before NANOG 71.

-Dave


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