punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Your WHOIS info - what do you have listed?

Like many a geek, I have a lot of domains; probably less than most at a paltry 10 domains. Most of them are forwarders or pointers, or belong to takayla.

Recently, VeriSign sent me a reminder to make sure all my domains are up to date, and wow, no. They are surely not. Most have old addresses, and many have a PO Box that hasn’t been open in several years.

The trouble is, I don’t want my domains to have my real home address. This stems from various incidents where some friends of mine ran into some trouble that showed up at their doorstep in varying degrees of scariness. I also used to have a very... secure job, where the frowned on your real home address being connected with the Internet. I’d like to be naive and claim I will never have a stalker, or that having your real home address can be lifted elsewhere anyway, but I’ll fall onto the inevitable, “I don’t want all that junk mail,” which, IIRC, filled my old PO Box almost to bursting in less than a week.

I am not sure what to do next. I can’t use my business address (frowned upon at my current work), I don’t want to use my home address, and I don’t want to really open up another PO Box and have to visit it all the time to empty out what’s essentially junk mail.

What do you guys do?
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