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Is a place holder phone or fax number allowed in WHOIS records?

Initially you didn't say what TLD domain you are talking about, but they are likely similar. [UPDATE] Chris.leonard's answer gives more depth on that issue. [/UPDATE] ICANN states the following: ...
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Is there a way to hide my domain Whois information for free?

Just wait until May 25 and then use a registrar in the EU. The new GDPR rules will prohibit making personal information publicly available with whois. See here, for example.
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How to show Registrant Name in WHOIS lookup?

Why do the details not show by default This is because of the GDPR, which brought in a lot of personal data protections, and resulted in a large amount of changes to WHOIS, in order to try to make it ...
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Is it possible to transfer a domain without a "gap" in Whois privacy protection?

The new registrar will send an "approval request" (that is what GoDaddy calls it) to your previous (current at the time) registrar. Here is the important part. If the privacy service of the previous (...
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Is a place holder phone or fax number allowed in WHOIS records?

This is just an addendum to Steve's excellent answer, in case anyone sees this and wonders if Steve's answer is applicable to all TLDs mentioned in the revised question (COM, NET and ORG). There are ...
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My domain registrar has gone bankrupt but the domain is locked, what can I do?

I’m currently helping out a friend of mine to regain access to her domain name, as the registrar has been unresponsive to emails and voicemails. In this situation, if ICANN also finds that the ...
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How do domain names get into WHOIS database and which databases get updated for each domain?

whois is a very poorly defined protocol (or more precisely: defined well enough at the moment it went into use, but now clearly outdated and missing key elements needed today, like tiered access and ...
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How do you view domain whois history?

You can try WHOIS History API. The API/service allows you to view domains ownership information from the past 10 years, backed by 10 billion WHOIS records, 300+ million active domains, 1 billion ...
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whois — Can I use a general delivery (poste restante) address?

ICANN requirements passed along registries, registrars and finally the registrant are that you can be contacted at the address given, in the (honestly never occuring) case someone sends you a letter ...
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Is there a way to hide my domain Whois information for free?

There are domain registry services that allow for free private whois information. One of the registrars that I use doesn't charge me anything extra for private whois. One of the other registrars that ...
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Buying a domain name - How can I ensure that it hasn't expired or been 301 redirected before?

For domain name history, you can use this tool: https://who.is/domain-history/cnn.com. domaintools.com is better, but paid. PErhaps you can do a trial. Other than that, you can look up the site on ...
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Is it possible to keep the old registration date for my domain that is shown in whois when moving my website to a new domain?

It is impossible. The registries manage the data. What wou see through whois is just a read-only view of part of their database. So it is not specifically whois that is relevant here, but just the ...
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How to find data of newly registered domains and whois information

It depends, on the TLD. For gTLDs, you can use ICANN CZDS which is a service giving you access to (almost) all gTLD registries zonefiles, updated once per day. The zonefiles will contain all domain ...
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Outdated Registry Expiration in WHOIS

Have you checked the WHOIS through the same provider as where you purchased the domain? That's one suggestion I found: If you notice this happening, it's because the WHOIS service you're using is ...
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Hiding whois information on GoDaddy registered domains

Since it hasn't been mentioned so far: At least EU citizens are protected by GDPR. From an article on TNW: If you order from the UK or any other EU country, you are not required to pay to make your ...
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False Whois domain data

Buying a domain name just in the hope to resell it later is not a scam. You may ethically disagree with this business, but it exists, and it is legit (as long as the domain name acquired does not ...
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What does it mean when the nameservers reported by whois do not match those reported by nslookup?

On the basis of the data shown here: The start-of-authority record, in a name server at the registrar (RegCo), points to a name server at the registrar. The name server at the registrar has NS ...
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Why a domain name which was available now appears as created 15 years ago?

It's possible that the website you used originally to check on the domain had an outdated database. Or the domain may have expired from the original owner and was temporarily available when you ...
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Does a domain "registered on" date carry-over to a new owner?

First of all, it's important to note that there is no standard in how the registries stores or expose the information. Most ICANN-regulated TLDs follow the same rules, but generally speaking each ...
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How do web development companies identify newly registered domain names?

Accredited registrars can access registry zone files in most cases. Zone files contain the list of all registered domains. Depending on the registry, the list may be sorted by registration date, and/...
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What is Domain ID?

This is the unique ID assigned by the registry to the domain. Each registry have different policies, and even the WHOIS response is different from registry to registry. It's reasonable to assume that ...
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Rules for WHOIS registrant contact details of a .co.nz domain name?

These rules actually aren't limited to the domain registrar or the ccTLD regulatory body, but rather imposed globally by ICANN which manages all domains. https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/contact-...
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Anonymous domain registration?

In .FR, by default, all owner data is hidden from whois information. This is in fact a frequent case among ccTLDs, a rare case (at the registry level) on gTLDs. And on top of that, various registrars ...
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Is it possible to transfer a domain without a "gap" in Whois privacy protection?

It's not always possible, for example GoDaddy prevents transfers away from them without disabling the privacy protection first (docs): You can't transfer your domain [...] if your domain has ...
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Is it possible to search WHOIS data by parameters like zip/postal code?

No. If you search the Network Solutions WhoIs database, you only get 2 search options: By Domain Name By IP Address If you search for a zip code like: "90210", it will try to lookup "90210.com". It ...
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Is there a way to hide my domain Whois information for free?

Many Registrars, including us, will give you privacy for free. There are also extensions where privacy is the default, not just an option.
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What does "Status: serverRenewProhibited" mean in domain WHOIS data?

The official international meaning of this status is mentioned on this ICANN page: serverRenewProhibited This status code indicates your domain's Registry Operator will not allow your registrar to ...
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How to backorder domain

You need to have access to a registrar API to accomplish this. I have a script that does it, but it is only semi automatic. I have to edit it and insert domain and registrant details every time I ...
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How to hide complete domain information?

This registry does not provide a detailed whois output: $ whois -h whois.tonic.to pagalworld.to Tonic whoisd V1.1 pagalworld ns1.serverhide.com pagalworld ns2.serverhide.com IANA whois server also ...
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Is it possible to look up expiration dates for domains in the .DE (Germany) TLD?

.de domain names, like some other ccTLDs do not have expiry dates. They live on as long as long you pay for them. That's why German providers often charge for the domain names by the month (around €1 ...
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