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    Canada Offers More Privacy for .ca Domain Registrants

    The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has announced changes to domain registration data. Currently, the names, postal and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of the owners of domains are publicly available under the WHOIS database. Beginning on June 10, that will change in Canada, as WHOIS registrant data for individuals will be made private by default (for corporations, their WHOIS data will be public by default). There are other changes, as well. Privacy and security experts are applauding the move, as it would protect individuals who wish to speak anonymously online. The registration authority would still have the correct name and contact information for domain registrants, but the data would not be freely available to the public.

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