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Keep WHOIS privacy an option

  • To: <comments-ppsai-initial-05may15@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Keep WHOIS privacy an option
  • From: "Mark V. Bertolina (cpunet)" <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:04:53 -0400

1) Anonymous communication platforms are fundamental to good governance and 
health society.  Anonymous author newspapers (The Economist, published 
continuously since 1843) are "commercial" organizations that should not be 
discriminated against.  Small new web magazines in the same vein should not be 


2) The rich will always be able to use agents, lawyers, and shell companies to 
hide the true owner of a domain.  Keep the playing field level for everyone 


3) Do not confuse WHOIS privacy, with technical unresponsiveness.  There are a 
variety of measures or requirements that could be added to make sure the email 
addresses for Registrant / Admin / Tech are being watched and responded to.  
This would address all concerns of a rouge domain being unresponsive to spam / 
hacking / legal support requests.

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§  Mark Bertolina - mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx                   §
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