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Is it wise to enter your WHOIS information correctly?

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I am in the process of creating a forum. Does ICANN ever actually take domain names off people because they have entered incorrect WHOIS information? I was thinking of just entering my real first and last name and my real e-mail address, however I do not feel comfortable about displaying my telephone number and my personal home address. This home is not even owned by myself, I rent my current home. I also do not feel too commutable about paying twice the cost of the domain per year simply to have my WHOIS information 'private' to the public.

Realistically, will there every be any legal problems in the future? I would be very disheartened if I made a name for my website and the name was taken away from me.
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I don't see why it would be an issue as long as you do not break any laws. Not very many people look up WHOIS info without cause. A real name and email should be sufficient. There are a few companies that offer anonymous domain info.
     
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Just please please please put a real contact email,

Have one like abuse@yourdomain.co.uk it may get spammed but please have one xD


Its so annoying when a domain gets compromised sends spam out and you cant get ahold o the sysadmin ^_^

But apart from that the info if just there for helping
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Could you put down a mobile number, or similar? I mean, I've never actually registered a site like this (worked on others people registered, though) but mobile numbers get changed regularly... I have an old SIM lying around here for instance that I used to use, going back six months.
Lots of free SIMs lying around for pay as you go phones.

If you know what I'm getting at?


Also, could you maybe put down where you work or something? That way it's harder to trace you etc but you're not completely making stuff up?


Edit: Oh, and my advice is to take out a new gmail (or similar) address and set it up to forward all emails to your main account. That way, if something goes wrong and it ends up being filled with hatemail or spam, and you get rid of the web address, you can also drop the e-mail address and have no links to you (etc.)
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Could you put down a mobile number, or similar? I mean, I've never actually registered a site like this (worked on others people registered, though) but mobile numbers get changed regularly... I have an old SIM lying around here for instance that I used to use, going back six months.
Lots of free SIMs lying around for pay as you go phones.
If you know what I'm getting at?
Also, could you maybe put down where you work or something? That way it's harder to trace you etc but you're not completely making stuff up?
Edit: Oh, and my advice is to take out a new gmail (or similar) address and set it up to forward all emails to your main account. That way, if something goes wrong and it ends up being filled with hatemail or spam, and you get rid of the web address, you can also drop the e-mail address and have no links to you (etc.)

If he's buying a domain, then there's no point in setting up a webmail account. Just create a forward on postfix / whatever he's using or, failing that, point the MX records to google apps.

Having a webmail for forwarding when you own a domain (and thus have unlimited e-mail addresses anyway) is just silly.
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Use a PO box address, instead of your actual one. smile.gif
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Mine is saturated with garbage and has been fine for about 2 years now.
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