Basic pieces of information, such as the registrant name (first and last) and organization, email address, and country, will still be required. We need this data for our contractual use, as we must be able to identify the owner of the domain, and our Domain Registrant Agreement requires the registrant provide complete and accurate information. The list of contractually required data elements for a particular TLD or service may be longer, depending on Tucows’ contract with the registry or service provider (see question below).
When placing orders, you can choose to substitute placeholder data for any data elements that we process using consent as the legal basis, but you cannot leave these data fields empty. Please note that this is not recommended. Placing an order for an asynchronous service using placeholder data is possible, but this data will likely not be accepted at the registry level, and consequently, the pending order may not be fulfilled by the registry or service provider. For synchronous services, although the consent-based data could be withheld and placeholders used instead, if the client does want to consent to the data being used, they may be confused to discover that even after they have consented the data is not listed on their domain registration record.