[lug] domain name registrars

Jason W. Strnad jstrnad at mac.com
Sat Jan 18 18:03:07 MST 2003

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On Saturday, January 18, 2003, at 05:19 PM, Ernie Stiltner wrote:

>                                                 January 18, 2003
> A sour note on some of the registar suggestions a couple days ago is 
> in order
> - several of the ones named are infamous for sponsoring spammers. Do a 
> lookup
> on who is serving some of your favorite spammers and you'll see names 
> like
> gandi and godaddy a lot - not because they are cheap, but they refuse 
> to take
> any action against the spammers. There is a reason for their cheap
> registrations.
>  Ernie Stiltner
>  stiltner at indra.com
I would disagree with any assertion that a domain registrar is somehow 
responsible for the spam/cracking/<insert obnoxious behavior here> of a 
domain holder.  The registrar really has nothing to do with such 
behavior, and can do nothing to stop most of it (and really shouldn't 
try IMNSHO).

ISP's who host spammers should rightly suffer the rage (and or 
lawsuits, blacklisting, etc) of users spammed by their customers.  But 
registrars simply add entries to the root servers...

- -jasons
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