diberry - 3:31 pm on Jun 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
Nope, I've had to take out two personal protection orders (years apart) against people who found me via WHOIS before I started using privacy options, I can't think of a single justification for requiring my domain ownership to be public, weighed against that.
Right - you're operating just like a lot of offline businesses. The independent contractors I know - realtors, traveling sales people, etc. - do not share their home addresses with me. And yet, if they give me cause that authorities agree with, I can track them down and sue them or even have them arrested. The real problem online is that a lot of dodgy sites are operated in countries that will not cooperate, even when you have cause to put the site owners in jail (as the US govt well knows from following pedophilia rings). WhoIS doesn't fix that. It doesn't fix anything.