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Publishing vs. privacy of contact information of website domains

  • To: whois-comments-2007@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Publishing vs. privacy of contact information of website domains
  • From: Immortal Investments <isarte2002@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 07:00:07 -0700 (PDT)

To Whois:
  I think that Whois should keep on as it is showing contact information of 
registrants and registrars of website domains:  names, phones, fax, mail and 
physical addresses, etc. and should actually improve the accuracy of such 
information thru verifiying with other publishers of contact information such 
as the directories of White Pages and Yellow Pages, postal addresses, etc.  
Those who register a website domain are actually registering a business and 
business as a rule want to publish and make its business known to the general 
public.  This is standard for business.  However, privacy laws are to do with 
individuals and residential informations and are the exact opposite in intent 
from what businesses want.  That the general public can check with neutral 
third parties such as Whois, Yellow and White Pages, post offices for physical 
addresses is wonderful and good for businesses in terms of being known to the 
public, the customers of businesses.  To hide contact information
 of a business website is going contrary to the intentions of businesses who 
actually want to attract customers, not hide from them!  Whois is the website 
equivalent of the directories of the such as Yellow and White Pages for phone 
and fax numbers, ditto the Postal books for physical and mail addresses. It is 
IMPORTANT to keep such contact information and accurate to the general public, 
so that anyone can contact directly the registrant of any domain on the 
  It would also help if Whois improves its accuracy of the registrant's 
informations, when tracking down fraudsters who like hiding behind fake 
addresses or using other people's addresses and contact informations, 
impostering real businesses, to deceive the general public.  There should be a 
verification procedure of contact information put in place when people register 
  Imelda O. Suzara
  416 203 6909

    A business website is a wise investment for a global market.

    Phone:  416 2036909
224 Queen Street East (Rear), Toronto

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