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The days of pretending to be Mickey Mouse or Daffy Duck when you register a domain name could be numbered, following demands placed on ICANN by law enforcement agencies and governments.
ICANN is currently locked in contract talks with its accredited domain name registrars, and expects they will agree to make the verification of customer identities mandatory later this year.
If the rule changes go ahead, registrars such as Go Daddy and Network Solutions could be obliged to ensure that the Whois database records submitted by their customers are accurate.
Yep - I think I will go into the Postal PO Box business for domain owners.
I really can't figure out the deal here unless I missed something.
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 8:56 pm (utc) on Jan 31, 2012]
A website is a business the laws need to be brought up to a level were your personal info is connected to that website. I have a good feeling when done there will be quite a few websites gone and domains up for sale.
I will not have a mailing address for at least 6 months.
"ICANN expects that the RAA will incorporate – for the first time – Registrar commitments to verify WHOIS data," CEO Rod Beckstrom told the US Department of Commerce earlier this month.
I have the solution, they can get those info, but then nobody then have access to the whois only with court order.
yes how is this differnt to traditional publishers in other media who publish their address or companies having to register with companies house.
@jecasc well if its cuts down on low quality scraper domains (that rip off my sites) and makes hosting phishing sites harder I am all for it :-)
What effect will this have with other TLDs such as .co.uk