Thanks for the input, y’all. I find this rather interesting. I’m not naive about very much, but had no idea that there was such a thing as WhoIs where you could look up someone’s information like that until I had my own website.
I know why the information must be provided, but also find it an invasion of privacy. I did consider getting a P.O. box, but in the end it wasn’t worth it. My computer geek friend told me it was all good and that everybody with a site had to do it.
I was also a little freaked out that it was some stalker with nothing better to do than find out exactly who I am, where I live, what I eat for breaky etc. I’d rather that it WAS some marketing thing.
Does anybody have an opinion as to whether or not your average internet user knows this function is even available? I’ve been on the net for years, and like I said, I never knew about this until I had my own site. I hope I’m not getting too off topic.
And yeah, if somebody was going to send hate mail about religious opinions or HP being “evil”, it’d probably be to me. I don’t mind that, but they could do it over the email like normal people. Besides, they don’t want to get me in person or on the phone!