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Whois Opt Out Change

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  1. domainer United Kingdom

    domainer Active Member

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    Have just received this for a recent domain registration - has the checking procedure changed?

    Dear xxxxxxx

    I have been made aware that you are opted out of our WHOIS service as a
    consumer. We have checked the details that we hold for you on our
    register database, and have also checked the website associated with your
    domain name.

    As a result of these checks we have found that you do not meet the
    criteria needed to opt out. A registrant can only opt out of having their
    address published on our WHOIS if they are a living individual who is not
    using their domain name in the course of a business, trade or profession,
    i.e. they are a consumer.

    All other types of registrants e.g. individuals using a domain name in the
    course of a trade (this includes the registration of domain names for
    monetisation purposes, e.g. pay per click etc), sole traders,
    partnerships, limited companies etc are required to display an address on
    the WHOIS.

    In this case, we believe that the registrant of the domain names as
    recorded on the register database (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) is not the
    full legal name of a living individual.

    If you wish to continue to remain opted out of our WHOIS you will need to
    arrange for the registrant's name to be corrected or for the domain names
    to be transferred immediately to a non-trading individual and the business
    website will also need to be changed so that you do not advertise business
    activities using these domain name.

    If we do not hear from you, the opt out will be removed tomorrow and the
    address details that we hold for you will be published on the WHOIS.

    If you have any questions regarding this or wish to discuss the matter
    further, do let me know.


    Is this a standard email now?
     
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  3. olebean

    olebean Well-Known Member

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    Reject the notion and ask for proof
     
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    grantw Well-Known Member

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    I've had 2 of these is the past few weeks, the interesting part is:

    'I have been made aware......'

    As Nominet refuse to divulge the identity of the 'grass' (data protection blah blah....) I'd just like to say that if it is someone who frequents this forum and you're reading this - you are one sad, petty individual who needs to get a life!!

    Grant
     
  5. olebean

    olebean Well-Known Member

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    Complain to information commissioner....
     
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    grantw Well-Known Member

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    I've better things to do with my time :) Just amazes me that someone takes the time to report this type of thing to Nominet.

    Grant
     
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    olebean Well-Known Member

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    As ive meantioned before they "scanned" my domain names and changed them all....

    In some ways you got off lightly
     
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    seanc Well-Known Member

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    i have had a few of these too.. and was told that someone complained to nominet.

    there are some odd people about.....
     
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    domaingenius Well-Known Member

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    Same happened to me when I owned FL Some reported me to Nominet said I shouldnt be allowed to opt out.I guess it was someone on this forum but who cares , as they say little things please ....

    DG
     
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  11. mishmash

    mishmash Active Member

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    Some (very few) of my domains have the opt-out incorrectly applied; and my registrar - UK Reg won't change them. I've made Nominet aware and the current state of my correspondence with Nominet is on this thread:
    http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/nominet-general-information/7686-registrant-type.html

    If they won't make one of the big registrars effect opt-out changes when requested then I think its not really reasonable for them to be complaining when people don't have their whois data set correctly.

    If even those of us here - who know the rules well are getting caught out what hope is there for everyone else.
     
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