Is WHOIS going to go away?

Aaron C. de Bruyn aaron at heyaaron.com
Fri Apr 20 02:58:13 UTC 2018


On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 5:20 PM <bzs at theworld.com> wrote:

> So you think restricting WHOIS access will protect dissidents from
> abusive governments?
>

Every government has subpoena power.  Some of them even have the power to
beat people with a rubber hose in the back room until they get the
information they want.

Being able to put bogus data into whois won't prevent the government from
finding you, but it may prevent crazies from showing up at my house, or
even knowing that I run a particular site.

-A


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