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Re: Govt refuses to disclose .gov domain names
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 04:59:46 -0500

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From: "Yiorgos [George] Adamopoulos" <yiorgos () tee gr>
Date: March 3, 2009 4:39:17 AM EST
To: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Cc: ip <ip () v2 listbox com>
Subject: Re: [IP] Govt refuses to disclose .gov domain names

On Tue, 3 Mar 2009, David Farber wrote:
The General Services Administration has made the rather surprising claim that it can’t reveal the list of .gov domains because doing so would represent a security risk:


Interestingly engough I made a similar request to the .GR Hostmaster for a list of .GR domain names, back in 2007. The response that I got was that it was prohibited by their security policy.

What I can only speculate is, that given a list of domains, one can easily create fairly accurate spam lists and spam all of them. Depending the organization this may or may not seem like a reasonable precaution.

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