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Should Domain-Name Registrations Require A Verifiable Real Name?

lpress writes:
The Internet was a major source of news — fake and real — during the election campaign. The operators of fake sites, whether motivated by politics or greed, are often anonymous. We avoid voter fraud by requiring verification of ones name, age and address. A verifiable real-names domain registration policy would discourage information fraud.

“I understand the wish to protect the privacy of a person or organization registering a domain name,” argues the linked-to blog post, “but there is also a public interest.” ICANN already requested comments on this back in 2015, but I’m curious what Slashdot’s readers think. Should domain name registrations require a verifiable real name?


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