EU could ban anonymous registration of domain data
The European Union is drafting legislation that could soon prohibt individuals registering domains anonymously.
When an internet domain is register, information regarding the purchaser’s name, address, email, and phone number is provided. However, the accuracy of this information is not verified, and may be false.
The new directive will add provisions on how domainr registrars collect information from registrants and who will have acess to said information. Most specifically, registrants of new domains will be required to provide a valid telephone number, full name, email and physical address which will also have to be verified.