2015-06-26

ICANN WHOIS Privacy, Take Action, Tell ICANN to Respect Privacy


Domain holders with sites associated to "commercial activity" will no longer be able to protect their private information with WHOIS protection services. "Commercial activity" casts a wide net, which means that a vast number of domain holders will be affected. Your privacy provider could be forced to publish your contact data in WHOIS or even give it out to anyone who complains about your website, without due process. Why should a small business owner have to publicize her home address just to have a website?

We think your privacy should be protected, regardless of whether your website is personal or commercial, and your confidential info should not be revealed without due process. If you agree, it’s time to tell ICANN.

To view the new proposed rules, visit: Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Policy.

Demand your right to privacy and due process. Let ICANN know that you object to any release of personal information without a court order. There's no time to waste – ICANN policy discussions are already underway and the close date for comments is July 7, 2015.

Take action here: respectourprivacy.com

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