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Keep WHOIS Privacy Private Please

  • To: comments-ppsai-initial-05may15@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Keep WHOIS Privacy Private Please
  • From: Alex Richards <arichards@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:07:45 -0700

Privacy is an utmost concern.  My WHOIS privacy still allows me to be
contacted via the indirect information published by my Registrar, but
prevents information like my personal home address from being published
online for anybody (or any machine) to have, simply because they visited
my website (which they do not even need to do, they could simply be
collecting cold information).  I don't give out such sensitive
information even in person-to-person contact without the other having a
good reason for needing it, so it is nice to have a layer of
protection.  I understand the Internet is a very public place, but it is
also virtual, while the location of my home is not.

Although my personal usage doesn't fall into this category, I could also
imagine more severe situations of, say, political dissidents in
oppressive countries.  Again, domain owners are not prevented from being
contacted by WHOIS privacy, but our private information is kept guarded.

Thank you,

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