2008-12 - Registrant Contact Information Policy - Clarification of Registrant Contact Information

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Policy No: 2008-12
Publication Date: 22/08/08
Status: Replaced by Policy No 2010-07
 
1. BACKGROUND
 
1.1 This document clarifies the purpose and type of information that is collected and maintained in the Registrant Contact and Tech Contact fields.
 
1.2 The Registrant Contact Information Policy (2002-14) sets out auDA’s policy on the collection and maintenance of registrant contact and tech contact information in the registry database.  This policy clarifies that the Registrant Contact and Tech Contact fields must contain the general contact details and technical contact details for the registrant, and must not be used for any other purpose such as advertising.
 
2. REGISTRANT CONTACT INFORMATION
 
2.1 When a registrant applies for a domain name licence, certain contact information must be collected from the registrant and maintained in the registry database during the licence period.
 
2.2 The sole purpose of the Registrant Contact and Tech Contact fields is to provide general contact details and technical contact details for the registrant.  Registrants must ensure that the Registrant Contact and Tech Contact fields contain the general contact details and technical contact details for the registrant, in the manner specified in the Registrant Contact Information Policy (2002-14).  The Registrant Contact field must contain a contact email address which will reach the registrant directly.
 
2.3 Registrants must not use the Registrant Contact or the Tech Contact fields for any purpose other than as set out in clause 2.2.  In particular, the Registrant Contact and Tech Contact fields must not contain any data which can be construed as advertising, marketing, promotion or listings of anything (including the domain name) for sale or lease.  
 
2.4 Registrants must not do anything which may have the effect of concealing the true identity of the registrant or the registrant contact, unless specifically permitted otherwise by another published policy.
 
2.5 The table below gives examples of acceptable and unacceptable information.

 

Contact Field

Information to be entered by Registrar

Acceptable

Contact person or role (eg. "General Manager") nominated by the registrant.

In the case of individual registrants, must be the registrant himself or herself.

In the case of corporate registrants, must be a principal, employee or member of the registrant.

For Technical Contact field only, may be the registrar of record or their reseller.

Unacceptable

This domain name is available for sale or lease

This domain name is available for joint development

Renew at (name of website)

Private registration services provided