Sunday, February 13, 2011

If that is your real name

Our pastor passed along reassurance that "The Faith In Our Future Trust is not part of the Archdiocese" and so donors to it need not be concerned about the pending bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

As I recall from law school, a challenge would claim the Trust is, in fact, not independent of the Archbankrupt Archdiocese.

On a hunch, I checked the domain registration ("Whois") of the Trust's website. As I suspected, the results included:
...
Domain Name:FAITHINOURFUTURE.ORG
Created On:04-Jun-2007 16:17:21 UTC
Last Updated On:08-Oct-2010 18:34:48 UTC
...
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
...
Registrant Name:Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Registrant Organization:Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Admin Email:-----@archmil.org
...
Name Server:FW.ARCHMIL.ORG
Probably not that significant, but, still, it's not reassuring that there's at least one context in which the inquiry Whois Faith In Our Future gets the response Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

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