my registrar is requiring me to update my contact information and they say that if its not accurate (in other words if I am LYING) ICANN can cancel my domain. I really dont mind giving away my email address, but my PHYSICAL address is a different thing. Thats PRIVATE and sensitive information and I dont want that to be public. I am paying my registrar to conceal this data from whois pages but still, I would rather not give it away so in the past I always submitted made up data. Can ICANN ever know its not really your address?

Thank you.

  • From the icann website "It's important to keep your contact information up-to-date", they don't say "it is required". icann.org/en/blogs/details/…
    – Steve
    Aug 19, 2021 at 1:09
  • ICANN won't cancel the domain but if somebody disputes your ownership of the domain and ICANN can't contact you, they will proceed with a judgement and you won't get a say in the proceedings. In other words, you need to have valid contact info to protect your domain from being taken in a dispute. Aug 19, 2021 at 1:37
  • well, I provide an email address which is real so they can contact me.
    – Cain Nuke
    Aug 19, 2021 at 2:25


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