Monday, September 27, 2004

HR 3632

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill which would add
penalties for using false information for WHOIS records. (see Slashdot

This can be a good thing and a bad thing at the same
time. A good thing as it might help track down spammers and fraudsters
who fake up their WHOIS records. It's a bad thing as it will once again
expose techie inboxes to tons of spam due to addresses "borrowed" from
those same records.

The current practice is to use a pseudonum for
business domains. That way when there's a phone call from a salesman
that claims he has an appointment with Bob Wackemwidahammer, you know
it's BS.

No comments:

Post a Comment