Preserve WHOIS anonymity
I urge you to maintain WHOIS anonymity. While a few bad apples certainly abuse this system, it also protects the privacy of legitimate domain owners. As a micro hosting provider, I service local/regional environmental groups, home-based retailers, stealth mode startups, and artists who conduct their business online. Such groups need the protection of private domain registrations to prevent harassment and identity disclosure. Any disclosure of personal details associated with a private registration should require a court order. The simple procedural review as proposed will provide insufficient protection for legitimate users of private registrations. Tim Poulsen, President Skypanther Studios, Inc.