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I'm not really sure why this is being done?

  • To: "comments-ppsai-initial-05may15@xxxxxxxxx" <comments-ppsai-initial-05may15@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: I'm not really sure why this is being done?
  • From: Joseph Casey <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:19:28 +0000

I'm mixed on this. I guess I am just failing to see the benefit in removing 

On one hand, someone could easily place fraudulent information  on their WHOIS 
data without being noticed making the whole policy null. On another hand, it 
would make it possible for individuals to more easily contact individuals who 
are responsible for maintaining websites.

My one concern about this is that it isn't exactly great for small website 
developers who develop websites with controversial content. Potentially, it 
reduces the freedom of speech by limiting the safety of anonymity. I'm not 
totally against this idea, but it would be nice if there was a solution that 
prevented the WHOIS data from being used for spam, death threats, and coercion 
against specific system administrators.

- Joseph Casey

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