A decision made by bureaucrats of a Federal agency takes away right to
privacy as guaranteed by the United States Constitution to all current and future owners of the .US domains.
was unilaterally made by the National Telecommunications and Information
Association (“NTIA”) 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 a domain is already a private .US domain name registration,
the owner will be forced to forfeit their privacy no later than January 26, 2006. By
that time, domain owners will need to choose between either making their personal
information available to anyone who wants to see it, or giving up their right to
that domain name.
If you are outraged at
the NTIA’s decision to strip away our constitutional right to privacy, 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 www.TheDangerOfNoPrivacy.com
sign the petition, and send the fax or email to your legislators.
On GoDaddy CEO Bob Parson’s
personal Blog, 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.
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, www.RadioGoDaddy.com.