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Re: Request to Move RFC 954 to Historic Status

The point of contact exists in the web page of the .cl cctld, where
anyone can ask for the name, emails and phone numbers of
the technical contacts of any domain. In this way, we can
keep track of  posibly misuse of this data.


> The fact that spammers and others misuse data still leaves us
> with the original purpose of network operations issues.
> If someone in your ccTLD is hacking or spamming or has been infected by
> CodeRed, it is neccessary to have a publicly available point of contact
> so that the issue can be resolved. Indeed, if we are trying to reach
> some place and things are broken we need a (possibly different) contact.
> If you feel your privacy concerns are more important,  please
> don't connect to the rest of the Internet so we don't need to contact
> you when something goes wrong.
> Conform to the RFC. That does not mean you cannot come up with a service
> to relay mail that screens for spam and other misuse and list those
> mailboxes. In addition you could come up with a call centre which relays
> calls on behalf of registrants so that if we need to reach someone voice
> (perhaps because their network is unreachable or mail bounces), we can
> do so.
> Quality of data in WHOIS records is not uniform, many dolts here in the
> US register absolute garbage in the contact fields and registrant name
> and some registrars allow it.
> On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, Hugo Salgado H. wrote:
>> Hi.
>> This is my first mail to this list. My name is Hugo Salgado,
>> and i work on NIC Chile, the .CL cctld administrator.
>> Since few weeks ago we've been receiving complaints for the
>> mail-blocking list that www.rfc-ignorant.com mantains.
>> That list is blocking entire ccTLDs that are not respecting
>> the RFC 954 on their whois service.
>> As you were discussing before, that RFC lacks of things like
>> privacy policies, anti-data-mining for spammers, etc.
>> In .CL we don't publish the email addresses for our registrants, and
>> that is the cause that rfc-ignorant is blocking the entire
>> .cl email addresses.
>> Is there an RFC that overrides the very old 954 ?? i know that
>> .PL is listed in the blocked countries, for the same privacy
>> policies in whois.dns.pl, but that was dicussed before in this
>> list ??
>> Thanks, and sorry for my spanglish ;)

Hugo Salgado H. <hsalgado@xxxxxx>
Agustinas 1357, 4º piso - Santiago Chile
Phone: (562) 940 7700 Fax: (562) 940 7701