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Respect our privacy. Don't expose WHOIS data.

  • To: comments-ppsai-initial-05may15@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Respect our privacy. Don't expose WHOIS data.
  • From: Piotr T Zbiegiel <piotr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:19:36 -0500

Dear ICANN –

Regarding the proposed rules governing companies that provide WHOIS
privacy services (as set forth in the Privacy and Policy Services
Accreditation Issues Policy document):

I am a small business owner and I choose to use WHOIS privacy to keep my
home address and other information private.  My domains have email
addresses that can be contacted in the case of abuse or other issues and
my registrar has my full and complete contact information.  It is
unclear to me what good publishing my personal contact information on
the Internet will do other than result in massive amounts of scammers
and spammers contacting me and countless other legitimate domain owners.

Time and time again it has been proven that stripping privacy from all
to uncover a small amount of malicious activity is not a worthwhile
exchange.  Those intent on malicious activity will simply find a new
avenue while the rest of us, behaving ethically and legally, are the
worse for it.

Private information should be kept private. Thank you.

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