[dns-operations] [Ext] Re: Denying Whois DB by GeoIP

Leo Vegoda leo.vegoda at icann.org
Sun Jun 11 22:36:48 UTC 2017

Doug Barton wrote:


> You might also consider the decades of research that has
> gone into demonstrating that spammers don't bother
> harvesting e-mail address from whois data.

Adding to all the anecdata, the only research I am aware of on this topic 
concluded that spammer do harvest e-mail addresses from whois records:


Maybe things have changed since 2007. But I doubt it.


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