[dns-operations] Denying Whois DB by GeoIP

Jothan Frakes jothan at gmail.com
Sat Jun 10 04:38:04 UTC 2017

I get spam and also telemarketers and robo calls to email addresses and
telephone numbers created anew for whois contact on a registration within
24 hours of a domain registration.

I really cannot trust or agree with any assertion that whois information is
not the origin, directly or via intermediary, in the presence of such
empirical proof to the contrary.

That said, I want people like John to have access to the information that
they need in order to fight the good fight.

On Jun 10, 2017 5:47 AM, "John Levine" <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:

In article <20170610023033.GC16459 at clanspum.net> you write:
>I pretty strongly disagree with this. I get _tons_ of spam to the email
>address I only use for domain registrations.

I get practically none to the address I use only on DNS registrations.
These days there are so many spam address lists floating around that
it's not worth their effort to futz with whois.

It looks like you've been using the same contact address for a long
time.  Spammers did scrape whois addresses 15 or 20 years ago, but
that was then.

John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly

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