About ID Requirements
Registrars sometimes request copies of documents to verify your identity or contact information, such as government issued IDs and/or utility bills.
Registrars, through terms in their registration agreements, may request ID documents when:
there is a reasonable dispute regarding the identity of a Registered Name holder in the following scenarios:
The identity of the Registered Name Holder (or the Administrative Contact) of a domain name for a FOA (Standardized Form of Authorization); or
The identity of the Registered Name Holder for an Auth-Code; or
when investigating Whois inaccuracies either as required by the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) or for other business purposes.
If your registrar requested ID as part of a domain name transfer, and it is not for the reasons above, then please submit a Transfer Complaint.
The Transfer Policy has additional information regarding IDs and transferring domain names to another registrar.