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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?)

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

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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
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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

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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.

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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.

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