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Nominet changing WHOIS Opt-out on domains

Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by devolution, Aug 15, 2006.

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  1. devolution

    devolution Active Member

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    I've often used my online handle to register my domains, and IIRC, under UK Law I am entitled to use an alias.
    However, I have noticed that most of my domains which used to have the Opt-out have been changed to my full address details.

    Not only is this a data protection issue, but a privacy issue too.

    Any comments/similar experiences?

    The other year, FartMart Inc.'s solicitors compelled Nominet to change my whois details so they could pester me regarding a name I used to hold.
    I believed that WHOIS details could only be released under COURT ORDER.

    If I use a new alias, "Meldon Smythe" for example, is Nominet allowed to continue degrading my privacy rights? Or do I have to use my full legal name?
     
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    Transfers could become tricky.

    I have heard on the grapevine of a couple of people registering under nicknames etc and Nominet not allowing transfers etc, if the person is totally fictional then it could be impossible.
     
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    Do not register domain names in false names... I know from experience :)

    I am curious though devolution - can you tell me more about being allowed to use an alias under UK law?
     
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