Directing the PC lynch mob to your house…ICANN consults on proposal to end website owners privacy via proxy registration


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ICANN logo TGStorytime is a free community website for transgender authors, operated by Joe Six-Pack, himself a transgender author and publisher. If you look up the registration details of Joe’s domain tgstorytime.com using the WHOIS application, you only see the contact details of a proxy.If anyone really needs to know Joe’s physical address or telephone number, they can apply for a court order or subpoena requiring his privacy service to disclose them.

At least, that is how it works now. But under a proposal currently being considered by ICANN, that may all change. It is proposed that domains used for commercial purposes might no longer be eligible to use proxy registration services. Is TG Storytime used for commercial purposes? Well, Joe currently covers the site’s expenses, but also notes that ads…

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