Re: Turn off WHOIS
that wont work for a .com though. A .co.uk yes
It works fine for .com addresses. I've just confirmed it by checking my own. It was originally registered through GoDaddy and I just had to pay a few quid on top of the initial registration for in return for them obscuring my personal details. The only contact details listed on the site are GoDaddy's own. IF someone wants to contact me they've got to convince GoDaddy its legitimate first by contacting their abuse@ address. It was that or have every spammy twat out there being able to pull my details from a public registry.
As of Friday I won't have to pay the extra, but it's always been possible to obfuscate domain ownership.