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||Wed, November 24, 1999 at 11:11 PM GMT (Wed, November 24, 1999 at 4:11 PM PDT)
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||Privacy: WHOIS database
After reading your material, I find most of agreements to be satisfactorily implemented.
Nevertheless, there is an issue that needs to be addressed. Domain name registration
is not just for businesses anymore. With the advent of lower registration fees and
lower web-host costs, many individuals are registering domains for their personal
I can fully understand the need for WHOIS database information to remain
available for the public. Yet, the scope of that information should be limited to
protect personal security. I strongly object to having my entire street address available
to the public. This information is not necessary for the public good. Credit card
information is not made public for good reason! I say that a person's street address
should remain confidential as well. The information would still be available at INTERNIC
should appropriate authorities need to access it.
Businesses like to advertise
their location. Afterall, this is good business sense. Private individuals should
be given the opportunity to restrict their public information. At this time, individual
entities are not given this right. Let us not wait until a tragedy occurs because
some nut doesn't like a person's web site and uses WHOIS database information to
do harm. Think about it.