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False Domain Registrant Information By Jenn (2003)



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Before ENLARGE YOUR P*E*N*I*S, there was Dr. Joel Kaplan. The ads for his penis enlargement apparatus in the Chicago Reader were a curiosity, like a modern day snake oil salesman ad. The ad invited you to call a local phone number for more information. When you called the phone number, you'd hear a brief description of the apparatus and instructions to leave your name and address to receive further information.

The phone number was perfect for leaving in pagers, but not the best number to use as a domain name contact.

Date: 10 Oct 2003 21:01:03 -0000
To: jenn@twpyhr.com
Subject: TWPYHR.COM to be deleted unless WHOIS information is updated
From: Invalid Whois Report 


It has come to our attention that one or more of your domain names lists inaccurate
information in the WHOIS contact database. To avoid losing your domain(s), please update
this information within 15 days. 


Here is a list of affected domains: 

TWPYHR.COM

Errors in Registrant Information: twpyhr.com - Martino, Jennifer
Phone: INCORRECT
Description: The phone number listed is for a business unaffiliated with the registrant.
The number is to a doctor who specializes in penis enlargement, and the office claims no
knowledge of this domain name and denies being the registrant.


Errors in Administrative Contact Information: twpyhr.com - Martino, Jennifer
Phone: INCORRECT
Description: The phone number listed is for a business unaffiliated with the registrant.
The number is to a doctor who specializes in penis enlargement, and the office claims no
knowledge of this domain name and denies being the registrant.


Errors in Technical Contact Information: twpyhr.com - Martino, Jennifer
Phone: INCORRECT
Description: The phone number listed is for a business unaffiliated with the registrant.
The number is to a doctor who specializes in penis enlargement, and the office claims no 
knowledge of this domain name and denies being the registrant.


The fax number listed is for a business unaffiliated with the registrant.
twpyhr.com - Martino, Jennifer


Please login to your account and correct the above information: ... ... ...


Why must we do this? Unfortunately, as a domain name registrar, the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has placed the responsibility on us to enforce the
governing body's rules, including seeing to it that information provided in WHOIS is up to
date and  accurate.


Failure for Intercosmos to adhere to these rules, after being notified of a potential
violation, is grounds for our company's accreditation to be revoked. One major registrar
already was threatened with this very action. 


Information on how to update your domains' contact information can be found at ...


Please know that we value you as a customer and do not want to be forced to delete your
domain name. However, this is a policy that all registrars have been ordered to enforce.
Therefore, please update your contact information, as per the directNIC Terms of Service, 
..., as soon as possible and reply to ... once you have updated this information.


The contact information of an individual who has registered a domain  name is required to
be legitimate contact information. This information  is also required to be available to
the public through the WHOIS database.


According to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the governing
body for the registration of domain names, a domain name registered by an entity providing
invalid contact information is grounds for revocation of the registration of the domain
name. They state that registrars 'should require not only that registrants respond to
inquiries within 15 days but that the response be accompanied by documentary proof of the
accuracy of the 'corrected' data submitted, and that a response lacking such documentation
may be treated as a failure to respond.'


Replying will ensure there is no loss of services on your domain.


If you are concerned about your privacy online, note that your WHOIS  domain contact
information has to be accurate, but it does not have to be your home address. It can be a
work or business' address. 


Intercosmos also is working on alternative solutions for this issue of privacy for its
customers. One solution is for customers to use a third party company to hold their domain
name registrations privately, under the company's name. We have setup a new company, 
http://alternativeidentity.com, that offers this service. There are others available as
well.


Please update your information and fax to us proof of all your contacts for these domains
to ....  Please send your fax to the Attention of the Abuse Department.


Thank you for your cooperation and for choosing directNIC. 


Sincerely, 
directNIC Customer Support


[ The fax number was to a soul food store in Chicago called Moo 'n' Oink. Moo 'n' Oink is known for its ridiculous television commercials and it's archetypal logo, doe eyed cartoon pig and cow. ]


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