Reply to post: Re: Unstable operation coming soon...

Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse

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Re: Unstable operation coming soon...

> a shutdown of the full Whois will result in a spike in online scams

Not really, since most scammers (a) give false details, (b) hide behind registrars who obfuscate the details for them, and/or (c) use short-lived domains and discard them when finished.

> If operator's details are found to be not correct the domain gets suspended

And with about 140 million domains in dot com alone, how much actual verification is done on each one, apart from sending a confirmation E-mail to the registered contact mailbox and checking it doesn't bounce?

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