SHOULD YOU HAVE PRIVACY ACTIVATED?
Currently the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) broadly
requires that the mailing address, phone number
and e-mail address of those owning/managing a
domain name to be made publicly available through
the "WHOIS" directories. However, that
policy enables spammers, direct marketers,
identity thieves, or other attackers to loot the
directory for personal information about these
people. Plus it enables easy access to these
personal details by anyone (as someone upset or
concerned with the use of the domain, or just
researching these people and names), regardless
of whether such access is justified.
........NOTE: In March
2005, the National Telecommunications and Information
(NTIA) has said that all owners of .us domains will not
........have the option
of keeping their information private, and that it must be
....... made public.