Not sure this belongs here, but I couldn't decide which forum was more appropriate than this.
A domain that I am keen to acquire is listed as Pending Release. Am I allowed to contact the domain registrant using the WHOIS query results? I want to check whether they are actually letting it go and might let me take it now, or if they've just forgotten to reregister.
I note at the end of the query it states:
"Users are advised that the following activities are strictly forbidden.
Using multiple WHOIS queries, or using the output of multiple WHOIS
queries in conjunction with any other facility or service, to enable
or effect a download of part or all of the .nz Register.
Using any information contained in the WHOIS query output to attempt a
targeted contact campaign with any person, or any organisation, using any
A breach of these conditions will be treated as a breach of the .nz Policies
and Procedures. Sanctions in line with those specified in the policies and
procedures at www.dnc.org.nz may result from any breach."
Is this a targeted contact campaign? Or is a simple one off email asking if I can have their unwanted domain OK?