Re: [ga] Bulk Whois Data Issue
Actually a very solid point.
> Wednesday, Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 9:10:37 PM, William S. Lovell
>> Absurdity reaches new heights. One can also keep one's name out of
>> the phone book by not having a phone, or out of the Motor Vehicle
>> Department's lists by having neither a driver's license nor a car. But
>> both of those entities
>> have procedures for protecting their user's privacy. The Internet, or
>> indeed a domain name, are rapidly becoming necessary parts of doing
>> business, and indeed a healthy means for self expression by private
>> citizens. To suggest that
>> one must necessarily give away all rights of privacy just because some
>> sees yet one more way to squeeze out a buck is unconscionable.
> Just as there are examples supporting your view, there are better
> ones supporting the opposite view.
> In the US, every state makes property ownership information available
> as a matter of public record. They are required by statute to provide
> that information in bulk format for a fee, and there are companies out
> there who specialize in providing that data in a searchable and
> downloadable database format.
> You cannot own property without having it listed publicly. If you want
> to own it and protect your privacy, it is entirely up to you to do what
> is necessary to do that, by forming a shell company for
> Access to those databases are not expensive at all, as a matter of
> When you own property, people have the right to be able to get that
> information. The same with a domain name, which is the internet form
> of "property."
> Best regards,
> William X Walsh <email@example.com>
> Save Internet Radio!
> CARP will kill Webcasting!
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