[Gnso-ppsai-pdp-wg] Company Disclosures - Irish Case

Kiran Malancharuvil Kiran.Malancharuvil at markmonitor.com
Tue Aug 18 13:55:28 UTC 2015

Hi Michele,

I'm missing the part of the law that expressly states that this doesn't apply to Whois?  (implicit exclusions of the laws applicability would work too) Could you send that? Or maybe it's a case? 

Kiran Malancharuvil 
Policy Counselor
415-419-9138 (m) 

Sent from my mobile, please excuse any typos. 

> On Aug 18, 2015, at 5:25 AM, Michele Neylon - Blacknight <michele at blacknight.com> wrote:
> One of the arguments some people put forward against privacy / proxy is one of “transparency”
> Under Irish law limited companies (not businesses / sole traders) have disclosure obligations on their website(s)
> These do NOT apply to whois
> “Every limited liability company which has a website is also required to display either on its homepage or to be identified on its homepage, a readily accessible webpage on which the following appear:
> the name and legal form of the company
> the place of registration of the company and the number with which it is registered
> the address of the registered office of the company
> in the case of a company exempt from the obligation to use the company type (Companies Limited by Guarantee/Designated Activity Companies) as part of its name, the fact that it is such a company.
> in the case of a company which is being wound up, the fact that it is being wound up
> if the share capital of a company is mentioned on the website, the reference must be to the paid-up share capital"
> And https://www.cro.ie/Registration/Company/Incidental-Obligations/Letterheads
> So you will find Irish companies that are using proxy / privacy on the whois but who publish all their contact details on their website(s)
> You’ll also notice that many of the European registrars (myself included) have our company details in our email signatures - whereas most Non-EU based companies don’t ….
> Regards
> Michele
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