Thus spake Dean Robb
>I think it would be a reasonable proposal for ARIN to modify
>its SWIP process to do a dnslookup for the email domain to very
>it as valid. Possibly even a SMTP VRFY or EXPN command.
As for the confidentiality matter: there's a problem...a little thing
called the RFCs. Specifically, RFCs 1032, 1033, 920, 1173, 1174 (and
several others) require contact information that is "complete, correct and
I think he was referring to organizations that don't reveal the user
data (or reveal bogus data) in response to a SMTP VRFY or EXPN command,
not the data in the whois record.