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November, 2009

  • 4 November

    Judge rules WHOIS privacy constitutes “material falsification”

    Recently there has been heated debate about whether or not WHOIS privacy protection, an inexpensive service that lets domain registrants hide their contact information from the public, should be allowed. In the recent case U.S. v Kilbride, an American judge ruled that using privacy protection constitutes “material falsification.” The defendant …

October, 2009

  • 5 October

    ICANN conducts study on WHOIS privacy

    WHOIS privacy protection is a great way to keep your personal information safe from solicitors. In an effort to keep up with the latest domain trends, ICANN is currently conducting a study on the usage of the service and its implications. Preliminary results reveal that some 15-25% of domain registrations …

September, 2009

  • 16 September

    Does WHOIS privacy protection constitute bad faith?

    In a recent dispute over domain ShoeZone.com, arbitrator WIPO declared the owner guilty of bad faith and ordered the name be transferred to a UK trademark holder. This was in part due to his use of WHOIS privacy protection to hide his contact details: …the Respondent’s use of the privacy …

  • 8 September

    Hide your identity with WHOIS privacy protection

    When you register a domain, you are required to supply your registrar with accurate contact details. These are used not only for clerical purposes and to prevent fraud, but also, per ICANN rules, must be added to the official WHOIS database. WHOIS is essentially a giant phonebook for the web. …