With GDPR in force, “Data Protected” or similar Whois records are becoming common. Some registrars still show Whois information for non-European registrants.
Many domain name portfolio owners, businesses, and others use a generic registrant contact name on Whois records. I have seen “Domain Administrator,” “Domain Admin,” “Hostmaster,” and a number of other terms used as the registrant. I suppose this is done because there are either multiple people managing a portfolio, the registrant wants to keep the person’s name private, or the domain name manager changes more regularly than the Whois record should change. Some companies put the domain manager’s name in the registrant contact field.
I am curious if readers use their own name on Whois records. I would also be curious if people are willing to share their rationale for why they may use a generic term if that is what they do instead.
Do you use your real name on Whois records?