Domain registrars (was Re: signing + mailing lists)

John A. Martin
Sat Sep 22 01:43:01 2001

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>>>>> "MHW" == Michael H Warfield
>>>>> "Re: Domain registrars (was Re: signing + mailing lists)"
>>>>> Thu, 20 Sep 2001 17:54:13 -0400
MHW> On Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 01:19:38PM -0700, Rich Burroughs MHW> wrote: >> > In my experience the only significant mail based process that >> > has been persistently unable to handle PGP signed mail was >> > the domain registration services at NAI but that problem was >> > easily solved when MHW> ^^^^^^ MHW> Huh? John, do you mean NSI? Right, of course. MHW> They implimented the PGP guardian object which I immediately MHW> took advantage of and never had a single hickup or miss fire MHW> even though I've manged several dozen domains and been, at MHW> times, technical contact for over a hundred. PGP Guardian worked well for me at first but not with GPG keys even after they claimed to be using a version of PGP with which I was inter-operating in the hands of others. Two of their help desk supervisors strongly suggested not to use PGP in any version. I'm afraid I cannot recall when this was but the troubles persisted for me during several months when my GPG produced signatures were being verified by other PGP users. MHW> I've never had them be "persistently unable to handle MHW> PGP signed mail" and have had it work every time. Well, MHW> every time I used it properly... :-) Interesting. >> Any other registrars that use PGP/GnuPG? The others I've seen >> all do web forms, and some don't even use SSL... I found a registrar with a simple web site using SSL and from which I have since received excellent service. I do not believe this is the place to discuss the pros and cons of the Domain Registrars other than perhaps to mention that <> lists legal issues which lead me straight to the registrar that I choose. MHW> And I really DON'T like the web interfaces, SSL or MHW> not. Tough as hell to script and automate. Compared to what? I don't like web interfaces either but given a choice between NSI's "Mail-From" or "Crypt-PW" and SSL it was easy for me. Could an expect script civilize the web interfaces? jam -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: OpenPGP encrypted mail preferred. See <> iEYEARECAAYFAjurj1QACgkQUEvv1b/iXy8vLgCeLPxQ6ubGnIKfV5ftEOILn1na Nr8AnR5984DRw/4UnBfvtZ3XXr0S42BZ =1Un9 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----