.DK Domain Names Introduce Validation

gtldsAs from 1 March 2015, DK Hostmaster requires that all Danish registrants can be validated. This means, that your name and address must match the information about you in the CPR or CVR register to get the right of use of a .dk domain name.

Requirement for both existing and new users
DK Hostmaster has already reviewed several thousand .dk registrants from the whois database. Their names and addresses have been checked against the CPR and CVR register, and the registrants that could not be matched will receive a message requiring them to update their contact information.
In future, new Danish registrants who wish to register a .dk domain name will be validated in accordance with either the CPR or the CVR register. If DK Hostmaster is unable to validate them, they will not be able to activate it nor be assigned the right of use to it.
The ground for the validation is a new requirement in the Danish Act on Internet Domains. The Act contains the provision that as from 1 March 2015, DK Hostmaster must ensure accurate registrant information and automatic anonymity for Danish registrants who are anonymous in the CPR register.

Advantage to users
The validation will be an advantages the to users. E.g. because it means that registrants only have to correct their address information with the local authority after which the information is automatically updated in DK Hostmaster’s system.
In this way, the risk of missing important information about a domain name is reduced. For example, DK Hostmaster expects a large drop in suspensions of domain names for registrants who have missed their suspension notice because of non-updated contact information.
Moreover, DK Hostmaster can secure anonymity more efficiently. If a validated registrant is anonymous in the CPR register and with his telephone company, he will automatically be anonymised in the whois database.
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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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