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Re: Register.com CHEATING Exposed!! Important please read!!
Correct tits.com as listed at NSI is a contact record.
On a related topic, in researching the TITS.COM domain name cheating issue it
appears that the Whois we're all used to is being split by registry. While that
may make sense to ICANN, that's going to cause much problems for the average
folk looking up the owner/contacts for a domain name record. It also could be a
precursor of a larger unintentional split within the DNS system if ICANN isn't
careful and upsets people.
Right now if one wants to look up the owner of EXAMPLE.COM, one simply goes to
NSI's Whois and enter EXAMPLE.COM and the domain information is displayed.
As more registars come on-line, things won't be as simple. Say a person inputs
lets say XYZ.COM registered at Register.com in NSI's Whois...it will say the
domain name is not available or display nothing or error out...none of these
results will help the person find the owner/contact information for the domain.
In essance people will now have to perform two steps to look up a domain:
1. Determine the registrar at nsiregistry.com
2. Query the appropriate Whois server
First off many people won't understand this and secondly each registrar may
display different amounts of information on domains or simple none at all.
Hopefully others see the problem with such a setup!?
Also these differences only reiterate that under the current incarnation of the
multiple registrar system, there exists an accountability/legal problem in
determining who owns and controls a domain. This is not a trivial matter and I
would strongly recommend ICANN review how registrar information is coordinated.
The central registry (nsiregistry) *should* in my view contain ALL the records
for a domain record or at the minimum the legal OWNER of each domain and date
of registration that can be easily queried. Considering the value of domain
names, why would ICANN create a system where there's no central registry of
domain name owners?? That's crazy!! Or perhaps I misunderstand?...I hope!
In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org says...
>In article <MPG.email@example.com>,
>>whois -h whois.internic.net !tc1485-org ...
>>TITS.COM (TC1485-ORG) no.valid.email@WORLDNIC.NET
>> Chelsea Bayou Traders, Box 1320
>> S-11479 STOCKHOLM, - -
>> +49 89 66617 31409
>> Record last updated on 26-Feb-99.
>> Database last updated on 14-Jun-99 08:07:54 EDT.
>Thats a contact record, not a domain record.
>Note the distinct lack of nameservers, admin, tech or billing
>Richard Sexton firstname.lastname@example.org Bannockburn, Ontario, Canada
>70, 72 280SE; 83 300SD http://www.mbz.org