Why are my registration details important?

This article will explain the importance of personal details when registering a domain, and why you should keep them up-to-date.

All domain names need to be registered to an individual or an organisation, and it is very important that the information you provide is valid and accurate. If there is a dispute over your domain name, this information will be used to decide who is the legal owner of the domain name. If the details are out of date, misleading or otherwise incorrect, then you will have no proof of ownership and may be unable to transfer the domain.

Upon registration of a domain, or when the data is changed, Nominet will attempt to validate all name and address data through several third-party data sources. Failure to provide correct information that can be validated may result in the domain name being suspended. For more information, please read Nominet’s Data Quality Policy.

Furthermore, as part of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) policies, we are required to take reasonable steps to ensure correct and accurate information, which can include contacting you to request verification of your identity. If we are unable to validate these details within 15 days of our request, we are required by ICANN to suspend any domains associated with your account. For more information about this, please read our article: Understanding the ICANN Verification Process

Please note: if the details on your account are no longer correct (e.g. if you have moved house or the owner of the account has changed), you can change these in your 123 Reg account.