Internet users who knowingly submit incorrect contact information when registering Web addresses could face up to five years in jail under legislation introduced in the House of Representatives this week.
>>>>you shouldnt be able to "hide" and do business covertly
THE main reason I think most webmasters do this is to thwart the punks who go around turning in everybody who beats them in the serps in as SPAMMERS. Fact is, by having multiple domains you can acheive an advantage.....what kind of businessman would pass that up?
That would be very funny, considering I have a .com business name for a domain I don't own...
So far it's mostly credit card companies hitting me up at the business license contact address. (LOL... I own the only barconference.com promotional pen in existence, because the promo pen company sent me a sample!)
Interesting. I just realised that I couldn't remember what info I'd put on my own domain (www.myrealname.com) so I just looked myself up and found that I'd put my real physical home address and my real e-mail address. The wierd thing is that I've NEVER had any spam (snail-mail or e-mail) to those addresses! I can only assume this is because I'd selected "No" to the question "I choose to have my name included in the Bulk WhoIs data licensed to third parties". I can't help but wonder if people who get spammed to their whois e-mail address have answered "Yes" to that question.