WHOIS Privacy Reform Reaches Dead End

Reforms to the WHOIS database in order to address growing privacy concerns have once again come to a halt, leaving a seven-year-old debate to continue on how much personal information should be displayed to the public. WHOIS Working Group was pulled in two directions: one by those who want increased privacy protections for individuals registering domains and another by those who want easier and quicker access to WHOIS contact information in order to keep an eye on bad apples.But privacy advocates say that customers shouldn’t have to pay to keep their information private — the WHOIS database should offer some level of privacy by default while still offering up enough information to be helpful

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