The actual value, from a security standpoint, of using a proxy domain registrar?

Ray Sanders Ray.Sanders at
Wed Jul 15 22:34:57 UTC 2009

And that falls right into some of the scare tactic sales pitches the
domain registrars use. 

"they can look up your domain and find your home address!" 

Heck, even a p.o box could leave someone open to a stalker, if said
stalker is determined enough. 

so yes, I'll concede that point to a certain extent.  

On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 17:18 -0500, David E. Smith wrote:
> Mike Lyon wrote:
> > I am curious what others in the industry think on this topic. When one
> > registers a domain they can put in their real information or they can use a
> > proxy, like Go-Daddy's Domains By Proxy.
> >   
> If you're using it for your business, the value is pretty slim. You 
> probably want your business to be reachable by the public.
> Individuals, especially those using their domains to publish anything 
> controversial, could benefit somewhat from the increased privacy.
> David Smith
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