Whois privacy will soon be free for most domains

JulienJ

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Enormous changes are coming to Whois that could mark the end of Whois privacy services this year.

ICANN has proposed a new Whois model that would anonymize the majority of domain name registrants’ personal data by default, only giving access to the data to certain certified entities such as the police.

The model, published on Friday and now open for comment, could change in some of the finer details but is likely being implemented already at many registries and registrars.

Gone will be the days when a Whois lookup reveals the name, email address, physical address and phone number of the domain’s owner.

After the model is implemented, Whois users will instead merely see the registrant’s state/province and country, organization (if they have one) and an anonymized, forwarding email address or web form for contact purposes.

Essentially, most Whois records will look very much like those currently hiding behind paid-for proxy/privacy services.

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