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
>> > 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> 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... :-)
>> 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 <http://www.domainbuyersguide.com> 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?
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