WHOIS Privacy registrant name

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SystematicSix / 10 Points
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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.

Thanks.

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bradm
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2012-03-12 10:01 am EST
SystematicSix,

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.

Thanks!
- Brad

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