[kwlug-disc] Go Daddy Backorder?

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Wed May 12 12:29:53 EDT 2010

.ca domains don't reveal any information for personal domain 
registrations.  For businesses, the ownership info is disclosed.  I kind 
of like it from one perspective (the search engines can't tell what 
domains I own) but it's a pain if you're trying to reach someone.  CIRA 
(the canadian domain registrar) has a process where you can email a .ca 
owner through there system.  I've had folks email me that way once or twice.

For .com's and the rest, no privacy there.  Some registrars have an 
option that lets you hide your registration information but I've never 
really firmed up exactly how tight that privacy option is.  Certainly 
for most .com's a simple whois will tell you who owns it.

On 12/05/10 11:59 AM, Chris Irwin wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 11:40, Insurance Squared Inc.
> <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>  wrote:
>> To get the guy's info, do a whois talar.com from your command line.
> What is the privacy policy covering dot-com domains now? CIRA changed
> the policy on .ca to hide whois data due to privacy concerns.
> `whois chrisirwin.ca`, to give an example, doesn't give you any
> information about who owns the domain, who to contact for trouble,
> purchasing offers, etc.

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