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Re: [ga] Privacy and Whois databases
On a number of occassions i have raised the invasion of privacy alert
flag. ICANN has no interest in the issues, nor a funamental understanding
On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, J. William Semich wrote:
> For an interesting article on privacy issues related to the ICANN
> requirement that all Whois contact information be made public, see
> I believe this is a very important issue for the domain name space. When
> name registration systems were initially set up, domain name registrants
> were generally not private persons. Now the majority of domain names being
> registered are being done by private persons (perhaps for small companies,
> but still by individuals).
> This contact information should be private, I believe. If someone needs
> contact imformation (for example, a trademakr attorney) about a domain name
> holder, they should reveal what they need it for and who they are to the
> registrar/registry before private information is given to them.
> If they can not justify a valid need for this information, it should be
> What does the rest of the DNSO think?
> Bill Semich
> .NU Domain