[address-policy-wg] Re: [ipv6-wg] IPv6 micro allocation or something else?
Carsten Schiefner ripe-wgs.cs at schiefner.de
Fri Nov 18 17:51:56 CET 2005
Florian, Florian Weimer wrote: >>of course, I can't speak for every DNS operator, but DENIC denying the >>transfer of the .de zone has no other reason than data protection, ie. >>making the harvesting of contact data of some 9 million plus domain name >>holders by just piping the zone through the whois impossible. > > Your claim is absurd. The real privacy issue comes form forced > publication of WHOIS data. As a member of the DENIC executive board, > you certainly know that, so please stop spreading such misinformation. it's interesting that you appear to know what I "certainly" know... What I indeed know is that DENIC's whois policy is well balanced between the interests of the individual domain name holder and the general public: bulk access to whois data is not possible, but only on a per-domain-name basis - ie. you need to have the domain name at hand to get the appropriate whois data. And besides that there is no other means (aka. 'key' - eg. last name, city of residence etc.) to access that data. This policy, BTW, is in full accordance with the relevant data protection bodies. But may I suggest that we have that discussion off this list - as RIPE's address policy and IPv6 WGs are IMHO the wrong fora to discuss DENIC's whois policy - and moved to a place of your choice? Best, Carsten
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