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Re: [ga] Privacy and Whois databases

On 15-Oct-99 Mikki Barry wrote:
> The contact information should be available for bona fide
> reasons. 
> However, privacy must be protected.  Not just to prevent
> stalking, 
> but also to prevent repercussions against dissidents and others
> who 
> use the net's free speech aspects for criticism.

I disagree, and for people in the situations you present, there are
now sundry third level registries who require nothing more than an
email address to register a domain name.

For people in those circumstances, alternatives already exist that
provide the type of secrecy they decide they want.

William X. Walsh - DSo Internet Services
Email: william@dso.net  Fax:(209) 671-7934
Editor of http://www.dnspolicy.com/