New Laws on Domain Names Aim to Stem Online Fraud

New laws and regulations are targeting online fraud by forcing owners of Web site domain names to identify themselves. The federal government says online anonymity is an obstacle to law enforcement. But the change could hurt people — including whistleblowers — who want to remain anonymous for reasons other than fraud.

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