Friday, September 05, 2003

You've got to pay to play

The Center for Democracy and Technology sent a letter on September 4 to Reps. Adam Smith and Howard Berman (House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet), urging the implementation of privacy protections for personal information entered in the WhoIs domain name database.[via beSpacific]

While they don't mind commercial interests putting contact information into Whois, they think its "not right" for private people to have to do so. But those "private people" give up that right to privacy and anonymity when they register a domain! If they don't want to have the info public either get an accomodation address or don't register a domain! Every action has a cost, in the case of registering a domain one of those costs is to publish contact information so that problems can be resolved quickly and easily.

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