Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Registering a .com requires a phone number for the whois records, but what do you do if you have no phone number?

(It's an academic question for me right now, but I did spend a significant amount of my life with internet access but no phone number. How do the deaf register domains or are they effectively excluded?)

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by EEAA, Bryan, Zoredache, Holocryptic, mdpc Feb 15 '12 at 23:02

Questions on Server Fault are expected to relate to server, networking, or related infrastructure administration within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

You have heard of TDD, correct? – EEAA Feb 15 '12 at 22:47
From the FAQ: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." – EEAA Feb 15 '12 at 22:51
I don't recommend it, but you could always simply lie. It isn't like people actually check these things very often. Send them to your local Pizza Hut. – Zoredache Feb 15 '12 at 22:51
Test driven development? (I suspect you had a different meaning in mind, so, no I haven't.) – billpg Feb 15 '12 at 22:53
Hello mods. Is this "off topic" because of it's academic nature (as ErikA implies above) or are the niceties of whois data off-topic for SF? (Not picking a fight. I just wish to learn what I did wrong.) – billpg Feb 16 '12 at 13:40
up vote 4 down vote accepted

You could use one of the temporary number services like iNumber or TossableDigits. You could also sign up for an Internet "phone" like Google Voice.

share|improve this answer

Then give a false one, since there is no real need to have correct information on Whois. My personal preference is a string of 0's.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.