WHOIS Privacy registrant name

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SystematicSix / 10 Points
2012-03-11 6:15 pm EST
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Regarding this info about the WHOIS privacy control: "Please note, we do not normally change your Organization/Registrant name with DNS Privacy because this is the registered owner of the domain. If you do not wish for your name to be shown in the Organizatin/Registrant name, please provide a valid, legal entity (a real person or company) for the Organizatin/Registrant name."

I'm wondering is there a process to validify the person you enter the name of instead of your own? Or is it a honour system sort of thing? I just don't want to get stuck with having to send/scan ID's and whatnot.


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1,846 Points
2012-03-12 10:01 am EST

When you setup whois privacy, the registrant name is going to specify who actually owns the domain name (because everything else is private information).

It's rare, but if a time comes when ownership of a domain name comes into question, the person / entity listed in the whois is the person that owns the domain name. These types of issues are generally handled on a case by case basis, but sometimes a scanned ID may be necessary to validate who actually owns the domain name.

I hope this helps answer your question. Feel free to post any follow up questions in the comments at the bottom of this page, and we'll be happy to assist further.

- Brad

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