The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) (http://www.ntia.doc.gov/), the telecommunications and Internet arm of the Department of Commerce, has disallowed private registrations for .US domain names.This decision was made without a hearing or an opportunity for a response by those affected — in fact; there was no due process of any kind. What this means, ironically enough, is that American citizens have been denied the right to privacy when buying an America-designated domain suffix.
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- Domain Owners Lose Privacy – Wired.com
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- Ruling on ‘.us’ Domain Raises Privacy Issues – washingtonpost.com