I'm usually pretty good at finding answers on BHW or via google's site: search on BHW, but am pulling too much / redundant or irrelevant info on my searches. As has been reported here on BHW, ICANN is about to decide on making public identification of website owners for domains used for "commercial purposes" (how that is determined, IDK). BTW, July 7 is cutoff for comment, so people here can voice their opposition via this email address: Code: email@example.com Discussion and details on the ICANN decision: Code: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/domain-names-parking/770613-privacy-under-threat.html http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/769781-danger-lurks-whois-pbns.html http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/06/26/icann_proposal_would_eliminate_whois_anonymity_for_commercial_website_owners.html QUESTION: IF the decision is to make that info public, how might we protect ourselves? Since I don't mind "legitimate" contact for websites I own, looking for "legitimate" ways (for a U.S. based owner), not using fake information, which risks losing the site, by my understanding. I've seen privacyprotect dot org mentioned here (post #7) in 2008 thread, but looks like the shell service for domains that already have privacy protection set up. If so, it seems that is what will go away (for commercial websites) in this decision... Code: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/cloaking-content-generators/10543-how-do-i-remove-my-personal-information-whois-database.html#post94377 I've seen this on BHW for registering an anonymous LLC in Nevada or Delaware, but that is relatively pricey to do for volume... Code: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/business-tax-advice/466873-anonymous-llc.html There are some offshore registrars that do not require personal details (they use their own), but isn't there a risk (perhaps increasing if ICANN goes this way) that they may lose their business as a registrar for non-compliance under the new rules. Code: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/755035-anonymous-domain-hosting-buying-help.html http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/683366-where-anonymously-get-website-com-domain.html http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/568419-list-offshore-anonymous-hosting.html http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/394253-registering-domain-anonymously.html There is some mention of using a VCC (virtual credit card), but I don't need to take it that far. For "throw away" sites, I would not care so much, but am looking to build sites for long term. Just looking to block all but legal inquiries. Suggestions?