I'm going to assume this has been mentioned in past threads, but I've been reading a number of posts recently where an affiliate using 'questionable' tactics is contacted via phone, email, or snail mail by a supposed attorney, or a pissed of e-whore victim with blue balls. The story goes... YOU were auto email responding to your list of 10k from your domain - or you were directing people to an offer or landing page on your domain that is somewhat deceptive. You piss off the wrong guy who feels like a dipshit for believing you were a nubile 18 year virgin who wanted you to take her innocence... so he enters his credit card information for an age verification site that leaves him short $80 bones and now he's raging. This poor bastard flashes a WHOIS on your domain - Your dumbass doesn't turn on private registration, because...well, you're a dumbass - and next thing you know he's threatening to file a suit, calling your house, flirting with your wife, she falls in love with him and starts webcam modeling in his studio apartment for heroin. All because you didn't turn on your WHOIS guard private registration. This post isn't about reminding you to turn on your private domain registration. This post is a warning that turning on private WHOIS registration is simply NOT enough if you really want to cover your ass. Condoms Break - The Pill only has an effectiveness of 99% - and WHOIS Guard can be broken as well. If your registrar receives complaints from individuals claiming that your domain is being used to SPAM or conduct illegal activity - that private registration switch comes right OFF, and if you've registered your domain with your true blue name, phone, and address then get ready for a bunch of pissed off dudes with hardons and blue balls to come knocking on your door. I had to learn this the hard way. The point is - You've got to double bag it. If you're going to send emails from your domain, or do anything on that domain that could remotely piss someone off (and you know you're going to) - create an account with your domain registrar that does NOT have your personal information IN THE EVENT that the WHOIS guard wall comes down. After that point, if a pissed off blueballer wants to come after you they're going to have to go directly to the authorities to do any kind of meaningful IP tracking. 'Excuse me officer, I was trying to solicit sex on craigslist and some douche bag totally took me for a ride, I didn't read the fine print and now I'm out a hundred bucks. Can you help me puhlleezzze?' There should not be another instance of someone getting caught with their pants down and having their personal information made public. If you're busting some dirty marketing on a domain that is registered with your home address and phone number on the WHOIS reg - Go Change That Shit NOW.