"whois" info: Public or Private?

mary

Dormant account
It's no secret that my first act in researching a casino is to look up the domain registration information on www.whois.org

Some casino operators and portalmasters really have a cow about this. Over at www.winneronline.com, it got to the point where my home address was posted in retaliation.

Don't domain registries tell these people that this is a public record? This is something anybody can look up. Just like the information on a business license, which my state requires to be posted at the site of business.

All questions about a player's right to know, etc. aside, I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

The same for newspaper or web site interviews or resumes on the web. The subject puts them up there. What do they expect? That nobody will look?
 
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