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Negative Repercussions of the Privacy & Proxy Policy

  • To: comments-ppsai-initial-05may15@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Negative Repercussions of the Privacy & Proxy Policy
  • From: Krissy - <shutupandcreate1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:48:50 -0400


Upon hearing the news, the potential RISK this could bring to genuine
domain owners was the first thought that came to mind.

Adopting this rule might encourage criminals to use the domain owner's
contact information to their advantage, with malicious intent.

Which means sending threatening messages over the phone or in the mail,
stalking, and other scary or troublesome methods of harassment. (Regarding
the reveal of contact information that's not already listed on a website.)

If the domain owner's billing location is a PERSONAL home address rather
than a business address, he or she would especially feel like an open

The thought of displaying a personal home address--exposed to the
public--would leave domain owners feeling very uncomfortable and VERY

And most of them pay a fee for Whois privacy from their provider. If this
rule is enforced, many of those who paid in advanced for privacy protection
will demand a refund or partial reimbursement.

Although there's much more to consider beyond that, I urge you to respect
internet users' rights to privacy and due process. Because privacy
shouldn't just be stripped away. Indeed, no one’s personal information
should be revealed without a court order, regardless of whether the request
comes from a private individual or law enforcement agency.

Thank you for your consideration.

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