Domain Name Registration and Privacy

Written by Richard Keir

Copyright 2005 Richard Keir

The internet is a wonderful thing, except for a few small details. When you register your first domain name, you get your introduction to one of them. There's a lot of information they want. Your name, your email address, your physical address, your phone number. For each of 4 separate categories, andrepparttar Registrant, Admin and Technical categories are publicly available (for almost all TLDs - Top Level Domains, withrepparttar 140816 possible exception of .ws - Western Samoa).

Email addresses, which must be valid, phone numbers and physical addresses which also must be valid. I personally think it's both absurd and dangerous to make this information so easily available. Once againrepparttar 140817 right to privacy of law-abiding individuals is being abridged supposedly to help catch lawbreakers. Since this information would be provided under a court order, making it publicly available just invites abuse.

Spammers, scammers, stalkers andrepparttar 140818 idle whacko can easily get this information. And it's a nice start on identity theft, too. However, for most people,repparttar 140819 most likely result is an increase inrepparttar 140820 amount of spam you get. But, much worse can and has happened.

So what solutions are there? Basically there two ways to protect your privacy if you are a private individual without access to a legal entity such as a company to ownrepparttar 140821 domain name (note that if it is a company, you must provide accurate information. This only movesrepparttar 140822 problem to a slightly less personal level).

First you could lie. No, that's not one ofrepparttar 140823 ways. Unwise and illegal too, and you are a law-abiding type, right? So, first, a proxy registration is one alternative.

Essentially you make a binding legal agreement with a company which will registerrepparttar 140824 domain name as if they owned it and then provide their own information to meetrepparttar 140825 requirements. For each domain, they will set-up a special email which they will monitor and forward to you, usually after spam filtering, if you want them to.

They, of course, retain your data and will also monitor physical mail. You will be notified of first class mail which appears to or could be legal documents or if registered or couriered mail arrives. They will, for a fee, ship such to you, if you agree and pay. Generally such items would be sent by courier. Phone callers will be directed to userepparttar 140826 email or physical address shown inrepparttar 140827 WhoIs record

Of course, under subpoena or other specified conditions they will provide your details. You will have full rights as owner - as long as you behave and don't violaterepparttar 140828 agreement.

IS Permission Email Marketing In Trouble... And Is RSS The Answer?

Written by Cory Threlfall

Copyright 2005 The IWE, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

"Permission Email Marketing",repparttar only way to market your business via Email without getting yourself into trouble and giving yourepparttar 140636 ability to stay in touch and build a ongoing relationship with your customers and/or subscribers.

The only question is... is email still a reliable vehicle to deliver your marketing messages to your potential customers and/or subscribers?

Withrepparttar 140637 rising concerns of SPAM, Blacklisting, Email Filters, and CAN-SPAM laws, it's getting Harder and Harder for legitimate "Permission Email Marketers" to reach there Target audiences with there Product or Service offers.

The end result is... "Time Wasted" and "Loss of Profits".

Is your online business suffering from this?

Only you can answer that.

Email used to berepparttar 140638 MOST effective form of direct marketing online at one time before everybody started abusing it and there guidelines.

Don't get me wrong, email still is effective,repparttar 140639 question is... how effective?

The benefit to marketing with email was that you were able to get your marketing message infront of your Target audiences within a matter of minutes with a single click of your mouse, which at one time made MANY marketers "Buckets-Of-Money" literally over night.

Email WASrepparttar 140640 answer at that time, but, what'srepparttar 140641 solution forrepparttar 140642 future of "Permission Email Marketing"?

Is there an answer to this rising problem with Email?

I'll give you three letters... RSS!

Yes, there is a solution for "Permission Email Marketers" and/or for any online business owner who uses email to stay in touch with there customers and/or subscribers and that is RSS(Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication).

RSS isrepparttar 140643 NEW technology onrepparttar 140644 block(though its been around for quite some time) and is transformingrepparttar 140645 Internet and how businesses communicate with there customers and/or subscribers as we speak.

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