Domain and SSL contacts 101

The 101 of domain and certificate contacts

Domains

These settings make up the WHOIS record data for a domain.

Owner-C

The owner is the legal entity owning the domain. For a company, the company itself with an ORG type of contact

Admin-C

The end customer's administrative person or domain team (size matters ;)

An email address is needed, this person should be reachable for both other IT people or legal inquiries

 

Tech-C

The IT person for technical matters, usually at the ISP running the nameserver

Zone-C

The IT person for DNS zone related questions only, at the ISP running the nameserver.

 

Certs

The contact should match with the Admin-C, i.e. itboss@mypetstopshop.inc

The legal entity should match with the Owner-C, i.e. my pet stop shop, inc.