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Nominet UK plans to make more information available about individuals and organisations that have registered domain names.

At the moment anyone who makes a WHOIS enquiry for .uk domains receives the registrant's name, the date it was registered and when the entry was last updated.

But from this summer the registry for .uk Internet domain names also intends to provide the address of the domain registrant.

Nominet UK clams it has taken the decision because it has come under increasing pressure to make contact details publicly available in line with other top level Domain registries around the world.

Nominet said it's aware that some people might be concerned about their personal data being made available in this way.

In a bid to protect privacy telephone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses will not be displayed, it said.

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