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Is WHOIS going to go away?
- Subject: Is WHOIS going to go away?
- From: keith at contoocook.net (keith at contoocook.net)
- Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:10:26 -0400
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.
----- 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.