Only my thoughts but, Yes!.
Why should they not do it?..
People can still contact you using the "privacy email" as it redirects emails to you. and if they can't get a hold of you i'm sure they can get it from the registrar with the proper papers...
The registrar will lift the whois privacy..
And if the registrar is being difficult and/or for additional verification of identity, they may also seek out contact info from the webhost / parking company associated with the domain.
Well, the smaller ones, anyway. I can vouch that bigger ones like NetSol (yup,.
The NetSol) won't because I have friends who work there and get such things.
Every other day.
Let's just say that generally registrars won't give any client information to 3rd.
Parties except upon receipt of legal notice (e.g. court order or UDRP notice)..
That's what their privacy policies are for.
Unfortunately if a registrar does, it might be hard, if not impossible, to show it.
I agree with Dave, that a legal notice is necessary to lift the privacy information.
But Dave, would this not be easy for the company with the TM to get? If they can show that the whois shows that the domain is registered at soandso.com site, would it not be easy for them to get a receipt of legal notice?.
I was thinking, To do it legally, and not have it come back on them in court, they would have to get a subpoena, to perform the correct protocol ??..
Dave, thanks for the info. And I have the same question as testingyou has....
"Correct" is defined in the terms of service of the whois privacy service provider.
They are all different, and there is no one answer...
I believe most have it in their terms that they will comply with a court order (at least the ones I have seen)...
NETSOL simply forwarded the email from the Lawyer to me and CC'd the Lawyer in question...
Depends on the registrar some have their email setup to forward emails and some when requested contact, the message is forwarded by registrar itself...