I don't like it, it should be a choice if your site is not a business. It shouldn't be forced onto you.
At 8/26/10 09:44 AM, smulse wrote:
I don't see what the problem is. I've had my personal information on whois for years and years, and I've never had anyone email, write to me, call me, try to rape my face etc.
It makes identity theft easier, I honestly try to be careful with my information but a few months ago two payments (around £40-£50) were taken out of my bank for something I had nothing to do with. The bank were good enough to give me the money back because it was obvious fraud. And they sent me a new card then and their.
But what if it was for a lot of money? First I would be fucked and then the bank might not give me it back if I couldn't prove it was fraud. And the fraudsters were smart about it, the had taken two small amounts the week before in an identical transaction for about £1-£2 and obviously thinking I dont check my bank or that I didn't notice it they tried to take more.
And if I didn't check my bank most days who knows how long that would have went on.
I'm not putting that down to my details being on my DNS record, but I do put it down to ID theft.