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P.O. Box for Whois address?
vivalasvegas




msg:4518396
 6:44 pm on Nov 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have never had a problem making my real contact info available for whois searches. Since my office is at home I have lately been thinking about changing my physical address with a P.O. Box. Is this an acceptable practice? What about the phone number - is providing one mandatory? The ICANN website lists all these as requirements (address, phone, etc). However, it's not clear to me if failing to provide one detail (such as phone #) is a violation of their policy and if so what the consequences could be.

 

HuskyPup




msg:4518411
 6:58 pm on Nov 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

My business has used a P.O. Box for the last 30+ years and all my domain names since the early 90s have been registered through the P.O. Box even the more recent ones such as .eu/asia/tel/mobi/etc.

I always supply the correct company contact details since they're available on my websites anyway. I have seen some domains registered with +00 0000 0000 telephone numbers!

openmic0323




msg:4518745
 2:49 pm on Nov 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Depending who you bought your domain name from, it might even be worth paying a little more for a type of private registration to keep your real contact information confidential.

That way you can put your real info up without having to sacrifice privacy or potential loss opportunities say an investor is interested in contacting you (if your contact info is not visible on your site mentioned by HuskyPup).

vivalasvegas




msg:4518749
 3:11 pm on Nov 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

I don't like the idea of using private registration. My home address is all I want to hide - I always use a working email address for my whois info. Also, the registrar has all my real info - this is separate from Whois.

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