Can the US Govt get privacy protected whois?

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  1. wallofiron

    wallofiron Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just wondering ..


    I searched but couldnt find out if the US govt could get their hands on whois details if privacy protection was enabled?


    whats the law?
     
  2. Fwiffo

    Fwiffo Power Member

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    most whois privacy protection will respond to a subpoena

    read T&C to find out what exceptions there are
     
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  3. minute80

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    They can quite easily. Privacy protected whois is just there for convenience, it is not to help you fight censorships and such.
     
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    Tukru Registered Member

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    There is absolutely no privacy they have been listening to your calls even before 911 so what should we exspect inregards to whois
     
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    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    The guv can find out alomost anything. And after 9/11 the security measures have grown.
    They can find out even the IP you use to connec to the site