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Registered .co.uk domain with fake info, order was put on hold. What should I do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by worldatlarge, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. worldatlarge

    worldatlarge Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I registered a .co.uk domain and got an email saying they couldn't verify the information. I live in the U.S. and used a U.S. address.

    I don't know if their system actually checked to see if the name I gave matched the address and if it was a real address, or if I was supposed to use an address in the UK and that's why it was flagged.

    Any advice on how to proceed? This is the first time I've registered a domain that wasn't a plain .com, .net, .org, so forgive my ignorance for not knowing the right procedure.

    Thank you!
     
  2. tom4business

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    If you have registererd the domain with fake whois info, it's very difficult to get your domain back, as nominet these days insist to provide copy of any official ID as a proof of identification. You don't have to be a UK citizen to buy uk domains, but you need to put your real info ( for which you can provide a proof ) while registering the domain.
     
  3. worldatlarge

    worldatlarge Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I see. So I can say that I am handling the new website for my client, and will be able to provide my "client's" information (which is actually my own). I can provide my real info and proof. So basically the information I provided first (fake) would be the IT consultant who was registering the website for his client. Would that work?
     
  4. tom4business

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    Any info will work as long as you are able to submit a copy of an official ID indicating the correct name and address.

    Whenever a domain is registered, after a few days/weeks they check public data sources first to verify and if it's not available, they will then email you asking to submit the proof. If you're able to send the proof through email, then it should be just fine. :)
     
  5. worldatlarge

    worldatlarge Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ahh I see... You learn something new every day. I'll see if I can get a friend to let me use their ID.. I'd rather not use my own ID.. trying to keep this domain un-tied to me!