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In theory, you're supposed to provide accurate WHOIS information when registering a .com second level domain.

I don't like ICANN's gTLD racket, but the whole crux of their plan is that they will be doing $185,000 worth of due diligence legal research before granting it. Even if ICANN for some reason wanted not to require registration info, it's generally illegal (in the US) to transfer that kind of cash anonymously.

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