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What are Legal/Registrant Types and which one should I use?




Legal or Registrant Types are used to categorise the type of organisation that the registration is being made for, which in turn helps you, the registrant, in making subsequent changes to your domain name.

The most common Registrant Types are listed below along with a detailed explanation of what they mean and how they should be used.

IND (UK Individual - representing self)

This is the most common Registrant Type and will be used by most individuals who register domain names. You should enter your real name in the Registrant Name field when registering the domain name. IND is the only Registrant Type that allows use of "WHOIS Opt-Out" which excludes your address details from the public WHOIS service.

LTD (UK Limited Company)

The LTD Registrant Type should be used by all UK Limited Companies. You should enter the registered name of the company in the Registrant Name field and if applicable, the trading name, you should enter it in the Trading Name field.  You do not need to enter a trading name if you do not have one. You should enter your Companies House Registration Number in the Company Number field.

PLC (UK Public Limited Company)

The PLC Registrant Type should be used by all UK Public Limited Companies. You should enter the registered name of the company in the Registrant Name field and if applicable, the trading name, you should enter it in the Trading Name field.  You do not need to enter a trading name if you do not have one. You should enter your Companies House Registration Number in the Company Number field.

LLP (UK Limited Liability Partnership)

The LLP Registrant Type should be used by all UK Limited Liability Partnerships. You should enter the registered name of the company in the Registrant Name field and if applicable, the trading name, you should enter it in the Trading Name field.  You do not need to enter a trading name if you do not have one. You should enter your Companies House Registration Number in the Company Number field.

STRA (Sole Trader)

The STRA Registrant Type should be used by all Sole Traders. You should enter your real name in the Registrant Name field when registering the domain name and your trading name in the Trading Name field. It may be a breach of the Business Names Act for a sole trader to hide behind a trading name without disclosing his or her own name.

PTNR (UK Partnership)

The PTNR Registrant Type should be used by all UK Partnerships. You should enter the names of all the partners in the Registrant Name field. If the partnership consists of more than 3 partners, enter the names of two of the partners followed by the words "and others" in the Registrant Name field.



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