---- Major privacy provider switches to a Panama address
diberry - 5:07 am on Jul 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
If you have a valid DBA on file, is it OK to use that name in your domain registrations? It's certainly acceptable to use a corporate or governmental name.
I think so - according to the one registrar I trust, you can just put your domain name in there, or anything else, and it doesn't have to be a DBA or corporation or anything.
Several sites I came across today said it's not so important that the info is correct as that you can be reached through it. As long as you respond to any genuine inquiries, no one can credibly assert that the contact info is inaccurate. Others assert that when you use Privacy services, THEY actually own the domain. I don't think there are super clear rules - it's up to courts to interpret it when a matter comes before them. At this point, I think almost anything I do will be better than the situation now. (The sudden change in address also makes me wonder what's up with my privacy service - are they suddenly going to go out of business or something?)
The virtual post office boxes I'm looking at are actually cheaper than a USPS post office box, and they save me the trouble of having to pick up my mail, so I think that will be the solution for me right now.