Hiding Your WHOIS Info
Posted by Kevin A. on 02 July 2012 03:05 PM
ICANN rules and regulations for the domains registered through ASO require accurate and updated contact information for all registered domains. This has been a long-standing policy from the InterNIC and Network Solutions before the registrations were opened up to competing Registrars.
At least annually, a registrar must present to the registrant the current Whois information,
and remind the registrant that provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of their domain name registration.
Registrants must review their Whois data, and make any corrections.
Since then, there has been concern about personal information appearing in the public record. This information can be used for spam, phishing, and other unsolicited contacts.
Adding Domain Whois Privacy at A Small Orange:
Adding Domain Whois Privacy at other registrars:
Note: This option does not protect your identity from due process of law. You cannot use this to hide from trademark violation lawsuits, illegal/criminal activity, intentional copyright violations, etc. A Small Orange must comply with properly served subpoenas, court orders, etc. and release information accordingly and whois privacy does not affect that.