From: Glen Robertson
Received: 23 October 2015
- Why .nz registrant data should / should not be publicly available:
Registration data is open to exploitation, particularly email addresses (to spam). I believe email addresses should not be publicly available (perhaps on an opt-in basis).
The DNC could provide a web form to contact a registrant without revealing their address.
Alternatively, the DNC could operate an email forwarding service and display addresses that are forwarded to the registrant's actual address.
- Why the current approach does / does not raise concerns for some:
The DNC currently endeavours to protect harvesting of WHOIS data, but there is no way of preventing a determined spammer from viewing registered email addresses as long as they are publicly available. Once an address has been gathered it is exploitable (with spam) forever. Email addresses need to be protected.