About anonymity …: Think you’re safe if you register your domain name “anonymously”? Apparently not:
Despite paying Domains by Proxy an additional fee to register foetry.com anonymously, they responded to a letter from a personal injury lawyer, and canceled my registration without notifying me of a complaint. Let that sink in: a personal injury lawyer’s letter is all it took for DBP to cancel my anonymity. Furthermore, the attorney’s ignorance of Internet Law didn’t even phase Domains by Proxy. (I have a copy of the attorney’s letter and I know more about Internet law than he).
Boise State University Professor Janet Holmes, simply hired the lawyer to write a letter. That’s all. There was no subpeona. No chance of a case against me. Domains by Proxy never emailed me and never telephoned. They simply canceled the anonymity and my confidential information suddenly became available. My initials, my address, and my phone number became freely available to anyone with an internet connection.