Can people find out where I live based on my domain registration information and what are the domain registration requirements?

Privacy is a priority and one of the most common legitimate concerns.  In order to reserve a domain name, a registrant must register their domain with an ICANN accredited registrar.  Applied I provides domain registration service.  The domain registration information provided by you as a registrant must be accurate and kept up to date.  The information includes the domain, the domain IP address, your name, company name, address, and email address.  ICANN requires that all domains registered must be verified by using the email address used for the domain registration.  Once a domain is registered a verification email goes to the email the email address.  If no response is received, the domain registration will not complete.  Details of the domain registration process as provided by ICANN, can be found here.  All of the details provided for the domain registration will then be available publicly through WHOIS Lookup.  If the information you provided is your home address, then people will be able to find where you live.  We recommend using your business information for domain registrations whenever possible.

Please note that failure to keep your domain registration information or providing false information can negatively impact your registration.  Doing so may be a violation of terms that can cause your domain registration to get revoked.  Also if there are any updates such as renewal reminders and the information is not up to date, you will not receive such notifications.  This can cause loss of your domain registration.  You as a registrant have rights and responsibilities.  Understanding your rights and responsibilities as provided by ICANN is key for maintaining successful domain registration.  

If there are any questions, please contact us for further assistance.

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