Hello. I suppose that all customers have received the same email from Dreamhost, so I'll quote only the relevant part of it:
Well, when I do this, I find that for all of my domains that Dreamhost has an internal whois record for, the name/telephone/email/street-address are all correct, but the country is in all cases shown as Afghanistan.
I'm pretty sure that I have never entered 'Afghanistan' into the system as my country. Well maybe I could have done it once by mistake, but the chances that I entered 'Afghanistan' for every domain are negligible.
Which makes me wonder if Dreamhost has suffered a data loss incident and needs us to re-enter our data, but is trying to pretend it is just a call for routine maintenance. Which would be below the high ethical standards that one normally expects of Dreamhost.