The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

FTC calls for Openness and Accessibility in WHOIS databases

Something good to hear: FTC Calls for Openness, Accessibility in Whois Database System.

In a nutshell, the FTC is concerned by the increasing trend of the registrars to treat their whois data as private property. Are they trying to somehow maximize their profits? Keep spammers from harvesting their databases? Who knows. But the problem is that they're making it harder for law enforcement and the rest of us to track down spammers when they close off the databases.


Blogger my0p said...

This is a big deal; knowing there is so much fraud perpetrated online from phishing, spam scams, escrow frauds. There was some article online I read about this WHOIS data being harder to obtain in years to come if certain net guidelines are to be passed.

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