SPAM and Corporate Harassment are clearly two totally different things, so either get mad at yourself and stop trolling me, or learn to read and you won't have a problem.
And yes, it would be easy as pie to jump on my VPN and fill every corporate email box with transfer codes, but I'm not a jerk like that, but there are plenty of them out there. Just go on Reddit or Discord for about 2 minutes.
I'm sure you're right, I could probably find worse on Reddit or whatever which is why I don't go there, nor have I every been there. I'm guessing that's where you go to practice your chops.
Lol, me the troll? Sure, I'll be the troll.
But if I'm going to be the troll, then you're the living definition of a Negative Nancy. It's grating that you frequently have to be an argumentative downer, no matter how trivial the point, and whether it affects you or not. This is a prime example.
I, as well as many people, consider spam to be anything unsolicited. Phone calls, text messages, door knockers, junk snail mail, emails, social media messages. You name it, if its unsolicited from an unknown or unwelcome source, its spam to me. I'm sure I'm not the only one here that uses the term very broadly these days.
Clearly, in this case, the only form of corporate harassment that a simple CIRA auth request form could possibly generate is.... drumroll please... an unsolicited email, i.e. SPAM. So no, these are not two totally different things. You singled out a very specific type of corporate harassment - an unsolicited email message. Apparently Armageddon is coming in the form of an unrequested auth-code request.
And wouldn't the CIRA Registrant Contact form be worse? You don't even need to know their email address for that!
In any case, dude, try to lighted up a bit, in the scheme of potential "corporate harassment" methods, this is unbelievably minor, and no worse than what already exists. So we add 1 new form that almost no one on planet earth even knows about, to the gazillions of forms I could enter an email address into as a way to harass someone at the other end of that email. Its like a drop in the ocean, meaningless.
I wanted to point out, unrelated to you, that a legitimate knee-jerk concern might be if someone nefarious could intercept your email. And I'll point out that it could be through an account hack, or from leaving your computer or phone open long enough for them to install a global redirect or filter on your email accounts. That's why I carefully pointed out many of the various levels of security options you may or may not have through your registrar and email accounts. Understanding that is the key to understanding that an unrequested auth code email is not the thing you should be worried about. Hopefully that has prompted a few people to take that two-factor-authentication stuff seriously, on all of your registrant email AND registrar accounts. If something is going to go wrong - its most likely to be at your email or registrar account level. In only takes one of them to be hacked to be a major problem.
In any case. My vote is that the CIRA Auth Code Request form is a good thing. Thanks @richard.schreier
for making it happen.