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Is WHOIS going to go away?

Well, personally for me, I use secret registration because I was tired of all the spam I got. Spammers scrape whois data for email addresses. I not trying to hide my identity on the web, I just don't like spam. I'm not some dark evil force.
Cheers, Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich Kulawiec" <rsk at gsp.org>
To: <nanog at nanog.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25 2018 09:18:54 AM
Subject: Re: Is WHOIS going to go away?

>  On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 07:31:20PM +0000, Naslund, Steve wrote:
>  > I don't see why there should not be a way to know who is publishing data on the Internet. 
>  +1 for this and what follows.  Allow me, please, to piggyback on it
>  with a similar thought:
>  With great power, comes great responsibility.
>  There is no difference between someone who runs a global network or
>  a worldwide collection of datacenters, and someone who runs a tiny
>  web server or a single domain, other than scale.  Both of them enjoy
>  extraordinary power, power that was difficult to imagine even for
>  people with reliable and accurate crystal balls, a quarter century ago.
>  They both operate a piece of the Internet that we share.
>  And they are both responsible to each other -- whatever that means
>  in context.  They have to be accountable, because when people are
>  unaccountable we get spam factories and network hijacking and DoS
>  attacks and all the other myriad crap that chews up enormous amounts
>  of time and money.
>  This responsibility, this accountability isn't for everyone.  And that's
>  fine.  But anyone who isn't up for it *should not sign up to operate a
>  piece of the Internet*.  There are a zillion other ways to participate
>  without becoming an operator.
>  ---rsk