Deanonymization of domain owners in the zone .RU

    The alizar ’s panic- published topic about Internet “ passportization ” published by the alizar habuser today could not make me stay away from the problem. As a person directly related to the provision of domain registration services, let me express my private opinion in order to reassure the habra public.

    It seems to me that with the introduction of the requirement to “present a passport” to the regulation, nothing will change. For many years, for example, the Ru-Center has been recommending that its partners use data during registration that “can be documented”. At the same time, no one asks for a passport and the passport data submitted by the client takes their word for it, although the registrar thus reserves the right to request documentary confirmation of the passport details, which is its certified copy. registration form for an individual in the Ru-Center, clickable Here you can not but recall the recommended prices for registration and renewal of domains. Lowering the bar to the current 90 with a little rubles is contrary to modern requirements of the Coordination Council,

    registration form for an individual at the Ru-Center

    providing prices for end users in the amount of 500 and 350 rubles for registration and renewal, respectively.

    At the same time, registrars found a simple and effective loophole - they created pocket firms that offer more affordable prices under partnership agreements. Legally, they violate the “Financial conditions for the activities of registrars” dated June 4, 2007, but in fact the Council looks at them blindly, since the cheapening of domains contributes to the further expansion of the Russian geographical area.

    Based on the practice shown, it can be assumed that the “certification” initiative will not complicate the life of the end user. On the contrary, it carries significant advantages, because if necessary, it is quite difficult to divide an anonymous, in fact, “ownerless” domain that violates someone else’s rights, even in court. Simplification of this procedure will be beneficial in the fight against sites that violate the laws of the Russian Federation.

    In my opinion, the measures discussed are primarily aimed not at accounting for and “deanonymizing” the owners of Russian domains, but at combating offending sites from the domestic Internet segment. At the same time, nothing is threatened by law-abiding domain owners and their rights are not infringed in any way.

    For those who are worried about their own anonymity, registrars have introduced a free service to hide personal data. It allows you not to show real information about the domain owner for whois requests. The guarantor-telecom park has gone even further in this regard - owners of registered domains are offered free of charge to use the redirect mail service from the address type to a real e-mail address specified in hidden personal data.

    And in conclusion, anticipating possible objections, I note that organizing a centralized check of notarized copies of passports, phone numbers and other personal data will be so troublesome and expensive that the Coordinating Council is unlikely to seriously insist on this. Given, again, the declarative nature of its previous limitations.

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