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I am a citizen of Israel and I desire to generally cut all ties with it besides generally with family, friends and job. Currently I live in another state as a temporary resident.

I consider changing my last name in generally all of Israel's systems (formal name change procedure):

  • As of 11/11/19, Israeli citizens can change their first and/or last name inside and outside its borders (outside in its general consulates).
    Inside it can take up to one month and outside it can take up to one year

  • As of 11/11/19, a new Israeli passport will always include previous passport numbers (if there were any) for seven years, and previous passport names (if there were any) for seven years


I have a website to which I consider changing domain from ccTLD (.co.il) to gTLD (.com).

I consider buying a gTLD domain via an ICANN-authorized international domain registrar such as Namecheap or Godaddy and only after some time do the aforementioned formal name change and getting a new passport.

Is there an ICANN-obligatory standard procedure bestowed upon such international domain registrars, to update both its database and ICANN's database, per being asked to do a name change by a domain holder (who made a formal name change)?
Also, does inquiring such procedure puts the inquiring customer in any risk to lose the domain by some lawful or bureaucratic reason?

  • Have you read the ICANN official documentation on the same? icann.org/resources/pages/ownership-2013-05-03-en – Anuvesh Nov 26 at 7:53
  • I'm not sure what you mean by "software fraud". Can you explain that more? – Stephen Ostermiller Nov 26 at 11:42
  • @Anuvesh not until you attached it; as I understand from it - informing the registrant, in this case - whether Israeli Internet (ISOC-IL) Association or supervised registrant under ISOC-IL is what people would need to do in the case described in question. – JohnDoea Nov 27 at 0:37
  • @StephenOstermiller I meant in the broad sense, and in particular as a fraud of a human of another human through the mediation of a software, but I have just totally removed this part. – JohnDoea Nov 27 at 0:38
  • @StephenOstermiller I edited the question based on my understanding of the motives to your massive edit that at least in part conflicted with my original intents. – JohnDoea Nov 27 at 0:47
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I think you are making it a bit hard on yourself .. if the .com domain is available just buy it and register it with your new identity.

for your old domain use domain privacy service to hide your name on that domain and redirect it 301 to your new domain, basically you will need to do that if you want to continue the same SERP exposure and not starting from the ground up

  • Welcome to webmasters. As considerate as it might be, but this does not attempt to provide an answer to the question asked. It is more of an opinion which is not accepted as an answer at Webmasters. I request to make some edits in order to cover the topic of the question. Thanks. – Anuvesh Nov 29 at 21:50
  • you can include it as a comment or remove it if you find it is not a useful solution – Joe Nov 29 at 21:54
  • Hi, I miss how the answer fully address my problem but anyway I can't hide identity for Israeli domains --- it's against Israeli (dictatorial) law. – JohnDoea Nov 30 at 7:31

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