Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by foz, May 7, 2014.
If you look now, the .uk whois displays a Data validation field.
I just checked my own whois
But I see on others it says
What junk! I just got a renewal notice from a company with 1 2 and 3 in their name, the registrant is a Ltd company but the registrant type is unknown and the email is clearly wrong as it is my address not the registrant.
Getting the same as Murray, some validated some not.
No idea how they validate this as I use a scanmypost.co.uk contact address which is only used for domains and not used for anything else (live in Scotland but this is purely to keep my home address private)
So I guess "verification" must just mean that they check it is a legitimate address, not that they check that you have any other association to it that is traceable.
Yes, Invincible posted about it here, I mentioned about scanmypost.co.uk as I'll be using that, and it seems that as long as the postal address is verifiable, that's all they require.
I've just sold a domain, had the normal nightmare transferring it into a 1&1 account, so it now still shows my company name and number in the registrant fields (but is no longer in my Nominet account), at the purchaser's address. Yet the whois states:
Registrant contact details validated by Nominet on 01-May-2014
What do they do with domains that are outside the UK? Seen some addresses in Turkey and Romania recently. Surely not easy to get hold of address data for some less developed countries?
@ Kate, for overseas registrants, they'll need to get and display a verified UK postal address in the Who-Is, as well as the registrants overseas address also being listed. The UK address is a requirement for an address for service based in the UK that they can verify.
IIRC there was broad support for improving data validation in the .uk consultations.
Clearly there will be teething trouble, as with any change, but in principle it is worth checking registrants are who they say they are.
Is that not only for .uk rather than .co.uk?
I've got some .co.uk domains registered to my house in Portugal and they're showing as verified. Likewise with my Czech address.
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