Domain Whois question

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Is it ok to put something else other than your name in your domain's Whois info? For example, if for some really cheap reason you don't want to purchase Whois Privacy, can you simply put "Private Registrant" literally in the first and last name fields in your domain registrant profile? Or is this illegal?

I was wondering since the domain registrars are basically doing the same thing when you purchase a Whois Privacy add-on (they just replace your info with theirs), you might as well just do it straight yourself right? Any official rules regarding this?
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexR
    I would expect that ICANN or the registrar will reject the domain if that is done. Cloaking of email addresses by registrars still shows the registrant's email address to ICANN and the registrar. What you are proposing will not. You must have a legitimate email address for the registrar to be able to contact you.

    You must also display to the registrar, you real name and address which they may cloak by using the redirect showing their own contact details.


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