campaign in support of Special Circumstances
<http://www.markmonitor.com/openwhois/>This is a note to state as the owner of 5 domains through Go-Daddy paying for privacy, it would be even better if the registrars of these domains did NOT display the contact information, or at least the email information of the end user. This should be done in such a way to make it anonymous, yet still visible to the registrars. As most sites today contain a validation routine consisting of graphical information, it is almost shameful that ICANN, the registrars and the Whois databases don't implement the same type of methods to keep us from being inundated with spam and domain theft. Methods of automated trolling should be eliminated to remove the ability of spammers and thieves to take our personal information and use it for their own illegal ends.
My vote such as it is (opinion) is that a method be defined to safeguard the information the Whois databases contain. Although I understand the Internet was not designed this way originally, the designers had faith in the goodness of man.... or at least the ones they were working with. They would have been aghast to discover and saddened as well to find out just how their work has been taken by those wishing to make something for nothing from others.