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On Tuesday 14 Mar 2006 07:11, Martin Hannigan wrote: > > Sure seems like security is AWOL on the registrars agenda: I thought we established last month that deleting domain names is a very good way of messing up the entire Internet. See the thread on losing entire data centres. If you have any useful proposals on how registrars might be of use in defending against botnets, I'm sure ICANN and friends are all ears. But unless you've found an amplification attack using whois servers, it probably isn't something the registrars can help you with. There is some discussion on phishing, but even here it isn't clear what a registrar could do, and most phishing these days doesn't involve the registrars at all. Randy's original comment was misplaced, it was the content, not the domain name he was objecting to. Deleting domain names is a very extreme, and oft times ineffective, way of trying to remove content. We've have enough trouble with ISPs with knee-jerk reactions to objectionable content, we don't need registrars adopting the same daft policies, or the Internet would collapse in a few weeks.