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Re: Internic hosage (fwd)

  • From: NetSurfer
  • Date: Sun Mar 22 22:46:28 1998

On Sat, 21 Mar 1998, Dean Anderson wrote:

> Perhaps we need to have a way to authenticate and limit who can get phone
> numbers and email addresses from the whois database, in order to prevent
> the kind of harassment and abuse apparently exercised by Mr. Robb.

If you don't send or sponsor unsolicited commercial email or websites for
them, then what are you afraid of?  Providers who act responsibly on
complaints of theft of electronic services (unsolicited commercial email)
by dropping email accounts and/or websites don't appear to get "this kind
of harassment" - It is usually reserved for those rogue ISP's who refuse
to act upon complaints and continue to do business with spammer-thiefs.
Since you claim to be a "responsible" ISP this shouldn't be a problem for
you.  You HAVE been a responsible ISP, haven't you?  Or do you
knowlingly sponsor websites for spammers or send out spam yourself?

Methinks he doth protesteth too much.

James D. Wilson
[email protected]