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Topic # 32036 9-Apr-2009 09:59 Send private message

Hi,

I've been getting a couple of spams from NZ companies lately.

They've all been sending to an e-mail address that has been published in the .nz WHOIS database, and nowhere else.

I've put together a message in response, and I'd like to know what you think -  hae I interpreted and linked to the right law and policies?

This message is written by me and it (and its subsequent revisions) is free for anyone to use and change.

Here it is:

Good morning,

I don't remember consenting to receiving commercial electronic messages from you.

Under Section 1, Subsection 2, Clause 3 of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 [ref 1], I request information on how I came to be on your mailing list.

The address you sent to, (insert WHOIS-only e-mail here), is published only in the NZ Domain Name Commission's WHOIS database. This database is for identification and technical queries only, as allowed under Section 3.2 of the NZ Domain Name Commission WHOIS Policy [ref 2]

I'd like to remind you that collection of contact information is forbidden under section 4.5.1 of the NZ Domain Name Commission Privacy Policy [ref 3], and it is also prohibited under Section 3.3 of the NZ Domain Name Commission WHOIS Policy [ref 2].

If I receive another commercial message from you, without a satisfactory response to the above query, I will notify the relevant authorities.

Regards,

(name)

References:
[1] http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2007/0007/latest/DLM405205.html#DLM405205
[2] http://www.dnc.org.nz/content//WHOIS.html
[3] http://dnc.org.nz/content/privacypolicy.html


Thoughts?

(ps: the current offender is Farnell New Zealand. I've never even heard of them until today)
(edit: added " without a satisfactory response to the above query" to the sample message)

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  Reply # 206166 9-Apr-2009 11:04 Send private message

Whenever you do a whois it says the below so you are 100% right.. You cannot use whois information for contact details for emailing advertisements. Then there is the actual spamming problem..

so the SRS and the DIA could go after these people..

Can you forward me a copy of the spam....including headers  (personal message will do)

% 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
% medium.
%
% 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.
%
% Copyright InternetNZ

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  Reply # 206181 9-Apr-2009 13:23 Send private message

Great message, I've bookmarked it for future use.

I would edit it slightly to make it more of a demanding tone, if you use my email off a whois, don't expect any niceities from me.




 

 



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  Reply # 207148 15-Apr-2009 19:27 Send private message

Andrew: Can you please contact me by private message, as I would like to speak to you in regards to the spam you have received.

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  Reply # 207149 15-Apr-2009 19:36 Send private message

Is any of this SPAM from corprate express?


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