Is WHOIS going to go away?

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 19:20:17 UTC 2018


On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 4:10 PM, <bzs at theworld.com> wrote:

>
> On April 20, 2018 at 12:03 oscar.vives at gmail.com (Tei) wrote:
>  > Maybe a good balance for whois is to include organization information
>  > so I know where a website is hosted, but not personal information, so
>  > I can't show in their house and steal their dog.
>  >
>  > I feel uneasy about having my phone available to literally everyone on
>  > the internet.
>
> There are various privacy options available when one registers a
> domain, generally a matter of checking a box and usually free.
>

Those privacy options work until one wants to transfer a domain to a
different registrar. Almost always that will imply in a brief removal of
privacy, during which an adversary (either a nation-state or some Sideshow
Bob-type wacko) will learn the true identity of the domain holder.


Rubens


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