There's a lot of people, obviously including blackhatters, that don't want their personal information spewed on the web. But providing fake information can also sometimes get you into trouble, for example an online services company can give you the boot because you provided fake info. Even GoDaddy has been known to do that every now and then. Although when I asked EuroDNS.com, they removed all my personal information, except my name, from a European domain that I bought from them. A good option would be to get an anonymous company, but that can be too expensive for some people, and for others just plain unnecessary. There is however a third option. Get a mail forwarding address, a voicemail and a secondary email address. I live in Europe, but if you were to do a WHOIS check on any of my domains you'd think I'm from the States. That's because I use a MyUS.com mail forwarding address for almost everything I do online that doesn't require physical products to be delivered. Heck, sometimes I even use it for that, if the products can only be delivered to the US. With a premium account you can even get stuff delivered under different names, which can possibly used to anonymize your personal details even more. Bongous.com is also another good mail forwarding company that offer similar prices as MyUS. For the phone details I use a free online voicemail from eVoice.com. It's really simple to use and the free version is sufficient for me as I don't get many calls from WHOIS lookups anyway. As a secondary email I tend to use an account that has POP3 or IMAP enabled, so I can import the mail to my main webmail. These include Inbox.com and Gmail. If you want a fax number, j2.com can provide one at a cost. But I almost never use a fax so I haven't tried it out. Can't vouch for them. There you have it, a couple of ways you can get an extra layer of privacy for a cheap price. If anyone has any other privacy tips, write them here! PS! Two good privacy-related plugins for Firefox: KeyScrambler and TrackMeNot (use it at 10 queries per hour, or Google will ban you). Both of these are available at the official Firefox Add-On website.