[dns-operations] Denying Whois DB by GeoIP

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.email
Sat Jun 10 14:30:13 UTC 2017

"Regular" spam, or spam related to the registration of the name itself? 
(You registered this awesome domain, now let me build a website for 
you!) I see the latter sometimes, but then little or nothing after that.


On 06/09/2017 09:38 PM, Jothan Frakes wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto:johnl at taugh.com>> wrote:
>     In article <20170610023033.GC16459 at clanspum.net
>     <mailto: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.
>     Regards,
>     John Levine, johnl at iecc.com <mailto:johnl at iecc.com>, Primary
>     Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
>     Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly

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