• WHY 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
    ........Administration (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.