* Posts by simbalion

7 posts • joined 14 Sep 2016

Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse


Re: Sick of the spam calls

try Mr. Number, it's a social spam blocker for smart phones


Re: Stating the obvious.....

So you're saying instead of publishing contact information, globally require that every single internet entity follow the exact same contact standards (they must have an abuse@ address).

To keep this short let me just tell you that will never work. Which is why WHOIS exists, which is why organizations can set contact information which is valid for their particular logistical model.

The problem is people register domains and they never bother to set or check their contact information, or they don't understand that it is public. So because a lot of people started playing with toys they don't know how to use, those of us who live and work in this world have to suffer.


Re: Stating the obvious.....

I want to point out look how your comment got more downvotes than upvotes. But your comment is 100% right.

The problem is MOST PEOPLE don't know how the fuck the internet works and they don't understand this stuff is critically important. Disabling a system like WHOIS is similar to knocking out the support columns of a large bridge and hoping it doesn't collapse.

And all those people who don't have any idea what the fuck is going on are the ones downvoting posts like yours. They're the idiots passing laws like GDPR.


All domains need contact information. Otherwise it becomes impossible to perpetuate the healthy operation of the domain pool. Domains which do not have valid contact information are subject to be released back into the pool.

I don't care if you're being spammed. If you refuse or are not able to provide a valid means of contact you don't deserve to participate in the domain registration system.


First of all, America built the internet. Not Europe. Let's keep that in mind FOREVER please shall we? Thank you. Do not forget this fact until nationalism is extinct and we live under a global flag.

Next, WHOIS is not Illegal. Europe cannot dictate global law by passing it's own regional codes. Else every nation in the entire world could dictate global policy unilaterally!

WHOIS is a VITAL and _absolutely necessary_ piece of the domain registration system and the proper function of the internet. The abuse of WHOIS by domain registrars to upsell "privacy" options is a racket which can be shut down without destroying the domain registration system.

WHOIS operated _just fine for years_ in it's present state without any problems! So let's ask ourselves what changed? I'll tell you, a bunch of people who barely know how to use a computer decided to buy domain names without knowing anything about how the marketplace works. That's what happened. And now those same barely literate people are responsible for this story evolving.

WHOIS contact information is supposed to be VALID and AUTHORITATIVE. If your personal cell phone is listed in your WHOIS information THEN YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The problem isn't WHOIS, the problem is you!!!!!

In a somewhat ironic twist, this is the most important thing happening in the world right now. If Europe can DESTROY THE INTERNET by passing it's own unilateral regional laws then any nation can wreak equal havoc in a similar manner.

Suggestion, send the monarchies back to the children's table until they join the rest of us in the modern era.

Sad reality: It's cheaper to get hacked than build strong IT defenses



Strong security is about hiring competent people, and has nothing to do with paying for "top shelf systems". The two most important softwares for a strong security presence are completely free.

Google's become an obsessive stalker and you can't get a restraining order


Y'all are late. We knew this.

Google has been a stalker for years.

You are not forced to use Google's products. There is a functional internet without Google. Every product that google offers, there is someone offering an alternative. Many of them are free also. If you don't like being spied on, stop using Google.

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