Dear ICANN: about that privacy thing …

I know it’s fashionable these days to say “privacy is over”. I happen to disagree — but for that, I need the cooperation of organizations like your’s. I’d like to be able to register and use a domain name without exposing personal information to anybody. So:

Regarding the proposed rules governing companies that provide WHOIS privacy services (as set forth in the Privacy and Policy Services Accreditation Issues Policy document):

I urge you to respect internet users’ rights to privacy and due process.

  • Everyone deserves the right to privacy.
  • No one’s personal information should be revealed without a court order, regardless of whether the request comes from a private individual or law enforcement agency.

Private information should be kept private. Thank you.

Cheers,

Johannes.

Sent to comments-ppsai-initial-05may15@icann.org, policy-staff@icann.orgHat tip: namecheap.com