Potential ICANN CEO Uses Bogus Whois Information
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Man slated for CEO position at ICANN uses fake information for his web site’s whois record.
Rumor has it Rod Beckstrom, former cybersecurity director for the US Department of Homeland Security, will be the next ICANN CEO. Before he takes over the reigns, he really needs to clean up the whois information — especially since ICANN is working to clean up whois inaccuracies.
As pointed out by a commentor at TheDomains, Beckstrom’s personal web site, Beckstrom.com, has a questionable whois record:
private, CA 11111
Domain Name: BECKSTROM.COM
Private, Private email@example.com
Private, CA 11111
111 111-1111 fax: (650) 618 0423
Something tells me that a call to that phone number will go unanswered. And unless he is behind the porn site at private.com, he likely won’t receive any emails at his address, either. Anyone know something about Private, California? Sounds like a great place.
Perhaps whois accuracy will take a back seat under his watch.