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Re: [policy] When Tech Meets Policy...
On August 13, 2007 at 16:01 carl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Carl Karsten) wrote: > > Barry Shein wrote: > > > > That is, if you extend domains on credit w/o any useful accountability > > of the buyer and this results in a pattern of criminality then the > > liability for that fraud should be shared by the seller. > > I am not sure tasting is criminal or fraud. Neither am I, we agree. I meant if there's subsequent criminality or fraud that should be dealt with separately. For example if someone were registering thousands of domains to use in a spam throwaway scheme and the spamming behavior is criminal and/or fraudulent, e.g., use of zombie botnets, then I'd hope there were some way to encourage registrars to stop extending that spammer throwaway domains, as one measure. I don't know if it's still true but as of a couple of years ago the average useful lifetime of a spammer's throwaway domain was about two hours. Set it up, send out 100M spams, take the hits, abandon it. Lather, rinse, repeat. It's not the act, per se, it's the resultant criminality which should disqualify the individual or company. Much like abusing credit in the finance world. Effective enforcement of that platitude is, of course, yet another kettle of fish. -- -Barry Shein The World | bzs@xxxxxxxxxxxx | http://www.TheWorld.com Purveyors to the Trade | Voice: 800-THE-WRLD | Login: Nationwide Software Tool & Die | Public Access Internet | SINCE 1989 *oo*