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email from Godaddy.com about privacy

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Chipperman, Apr 3, 2005.

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  1. Chipperman

    Chipperman Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Essex Co, MA
    I was going to put this in roundtable, b/c there is no firearms content, but I see that forum is now closed.
    Nonetheless, I think this is another negative indication of the way things are going politically. :fire:
    This was forwarded to me by a friend:

    Dear Valued Go Daddy Customer,

    Today I have the unfortunate responsibility of informing you that there
    has been a decision made by bureaucrats of a Federal agency that takes
    away your right to privacy as guaranteed by the United States

    This decision was unilaterally made by the National Telecommunications
    and Information Association ("NTIA") -- http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ --
    without hearings that would determine the impact on those affected, and
    delivered without notice -- in short, the NTIA decision was made without

    due process of any kind. This is exactly how our government is not
    supposed to work.

    The effect of this decision is to disallow new private domain name
    registrations on .US domain names. In addition, if you already own a
    private .US domain name registration, you will be forced to forfeit your

    privacy no later than January 26, 2006. By that time, you will need to
    choose between either making your personal information available to
    who wants to see it, or giving up your right to that domain name.

    I personally find it ironic that our right to .US privacy was stripped
    away, without due process, by a federal government agency -- an agency
    that should be looking out for our individual rights. For the NTIA to
    choose the .US extension is the ultimate slap in your face. .US is the
    only domain name that is specifically intended for Americans (and also
    those who have a physical presence in our great country). So think about

    this for a moment. These bureaucrats stripped away the privacy that
    you're entitled to as an American, on the only domain name that says
    you are an American. I am outraged by this -- you should be also.

    If, like me, you are outraged at the NTIA's decision to strip away our
    constitutional right to privacy, the Web site
    http://www.TheDangerOfNoPrivacy.com will provide you with a petition to
    sign. (Only your name will be published, your address and email
    information will be kept private.) This Web site also provides a very
    easy way
    for you to send either a fax or an email, expressing your outrage, to
    your Congressperson and Senators. This is all provided at no cost to
    you. All that is required is for you to take the time to visit
    http://www.TheDangerOfNoPrivacy.com sign the petition, and send the fax
    or email to your legislators.

    On my personal Blog -- http://www.BobParsons.com -- there are a number
    of articles where you can learn more about the NTIA's unfortunate
    decision and what you can do to help get it reversed.

    I also will be talking about our right to privacy on Radio Go Daddy,
    our weekly radio show that debuts today, March 30, at 7 PM PST. To find
    out how to listen in, please visit the Web site dedicated to the show,

    You can be sure that I, and everyone at GoDaddy.com, will do everything
    in our power to get the NTIA decision reversed. However, we need your
    help. Please visit http://www.TheDangerOfNoPrivacy.com to sign the
    petition and express your feelings to your Congressperson and Senators.


    Bob Parsons
    President and Founder
  2. Fletchette

    Fletchette Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    Well, you have to give credit to Bob for trying. I am glad some people in the corporate world consider rights in their decisions. Too bad the Federal government doesn't... :fire:
  3. Kamicosmos

    Kamicosmos Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I wonder why the only targeted .US ? Maybe the county extension is under the control of that country? ie .uk, .de come under UK and Denmark's gov't control?

    Gathering personal info off domain names is nothing new, it's all public record. So unless .US was specifically privatized....I hate to say this, but I don't see a problem. Anyone can do a ... what is it? whois on a domain name and get all kinds of info, and most internet name registars do it automatically when you input the domain name.
  4. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    North Carolina
    I received the same e-mail because I have a .us name registered through them. Such a shame really. Not sure why it is an issue with the guvmint but I guess it doesn't matter to them. If they want all the toys in the toybox to play with, they'll just take them no matter how much fuss we put up.

  5. Parallax

    Parallax Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Just another reason to vote Libertarian :D
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