The company that manages the .name top-level domain registry is charging for access to domain registration information (Whois data), a step that security researchers say frustrates their ability to police the Internet and creates a haven for hackers who run internet scams.
Although it is traditionally required by ICANN that domain name registrars make the Whois data publicly searchable, Global Name Registry (GNR), which administers .name (a domain intended for use by individuals e.g., johndoe.name), won the right to create tiered levels of Whois access, where public searches show very little information beyond what registrar sold the name and what name servers the site uses. The site sells five passwords, good for 24 hours only, for $2.
Read full story: Wired News
|Cybersquatting||Policy & Regulation|
|DNS Security||Registry Services|
|IP Addressing||White Space|
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