What does good registrant data look like?

***From the 22nd May 2018, the .UK WHOIS will no longer display the registrant’s name or address, unless they have given permission to do so – all other data shown in the current .UK WHOIS will remain the same. See 'GDPR Changes’***

Register entry

A correctly completed domain name register entry will look like this:

[Registrant’s Name]
[Registrant's company, charity or organisation number]
[Street Address]
[2-letter Country code]

Registrant name

Examples of good registrant names are given below:

Mr John Smith

John Smith Ltd

John Smith Plc

John Smith LLP

Trading names

If a registrant uses a trading name then the trad-name register command should be used.

The two name fields are then presented together like this in the WHOIS output: 

Registrant: Mr John Smith

Trading as: John Smith & Son
Org-nameRegistrant nameMr John SmithRequired
Trad-nameRegistrant's trading name if they use oneJohn Smith & SonsOptional

Registrant address

An example of a good address is given below:

Minerva House
11 Edmund Halley Road

Address line DescriptionStatus
Minerva HouseBuilding or house nameOptional
11 Edmund Halley RoadBuilding or house number & street nameRequired
OxfordTown or CityRequired
OX4 4DQPostcodeRequired
GB2-letter country codeRequired