[sig-policy] MAAWG.org encourages adoption of prop-084-v002: Frequent wh
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- From: Jerry1upton <jerry1upton at aol dot com>
- Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:20:05 -0400
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The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (www.MAAWG.org) has a natural commitment to accurate, usable WHOIS information. The investigation and prosecution of criminal activity and abuse on the Internet has been greatly facilitated by the availability of accurate WHOIS data. In addition, the proliferation of spam and the transmission of malware of all types, the fundamental focus of the work undertaken by MAAWG and its members, are the most common types of privacy intrusions, occurring billions of times a day, world-wide.
For anti-abuse researchers, investigators and systems operators, WHOIS is a basic tool. People who manage abuse of their networks need to easily, readily and accurately identify all entities on a given network.
Having accurate information in the contact fields of the APNIC WHOIS database will facilitate our work as anti-spam researchers and investigators, and we support the adoption of an annual review protocol, and thus encourages the adoption of prop-084-v002: Frequent whois information update request.
Jerry Upton, Executive Director
jerry.upton at maawg dot org
MAAWG is an international industry organization founded to cooperate on fighting all forms of messaging abuse. With a broad base of Internet Service Providers and Network Operators representing over one billion mailboxes, key technology providers and volume sender organizations, MAAWG brings the messaging industry together to work collaboratively in addressing abuse such as botnets, spam, phishing, viruses, denial-of-service attacks, and other forms of exploitation.