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Using a fake registrant name

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I have an adult domain and have had it for 5 or 6 years but not done anything with it. I'm not going to say what it is because this isn't the adult section - this is more of a general query.

I have Whois privacy protection on, but still feel uncomfortable having my name as the registrant name. Is using a fake registrant name a definite no-no? I'm guessing so, but just want to check if it's something people with adult domains do.
 
If Nominet can't validate the whois data against a third party source, they'll suspend the domain. If you're choosing not to publish whois, then it can't be seen by anybody except you and your registrar, so no reason to use false details.
 
If Nominet can't validate the whois data against a third party source, they'll suspend the domain. If you're choosing not to publish whois, then it can't be seen by anybody except you and your registrar, so no reason to use false details.

Be careful as anyone who has a reason to need to know the legal registrant can apply to Nominet who will release the information and email both parties to show who asked and who it's registered to in the same email. Happened to me when I got a trademark by accident in the ROR release. They quoted Section 8 of the Nominet Ts&Cs

Cheers
James
 
Thanks, yes. I should have mentioned, this is a gTLD (.pics) but I assume the same applies?
 
Not necessarily. Different registrar,different rules. You'll probably find most of the new gTLDs are a lot more relaxed.
 

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