It may be better to get in touch with your registrar and see how they handle specific situations. Not all domain extensions provide domain privacy, check before registering domain extensions.
Also keep in mind that there have been changes over the years (since this question was asked for the first time) until now. It is best to follow ICANN's privacy and proxy services.
As I have several domain extensions that do not currently offer domain privacy, I got in touch with some of the registrars that I used … and each had their own way of handling that situation. Basically, this depends on you (and depending on the laws and regulations of your country, there may be ways that can help you with this, more information on this later)
To put it briefly: anonymous information may be protecting your identity … but puts your property at serious risk.
You need proof
The most important part of everything I've contacted is being able to provide evidence.
A registrar told me that the names in the Contact / WHOIS Register used for their domain (s) must be valid. Must be able to provide proof of the validity of the information. If you have a company or organization with that "fictitious" name, it would be fine with the proper documentation.
You must enter information that can be supported by documents and identification. The best practice is that the information should closely resemble what the Registrant (you) knows as the Registrar.
The risk is … If you place placeholder information as "Domain Owner" or "Domain Administrator" and someone else is using it, the Registrar may receive an external "False WHOIS" complaint (often from ICANN) ) that results in a requirement for updated information or some level of domain suspension.
Another registrar mentioned that "it varies from one registry to another." For them, the applicant's name could be in the line & # 39; Domain Admin & # 39; always the address, email, telephone, etc. be valid. But despite what they may say, it is probably better to follow what ICANN has to say about accuracy.
But, there is a way …
I have researched that there are some ways to "anonymize" your information. In the USA UU., You can submit a "Doing Business As" (DBA) to use a fictitious name. In addition, you can also register an LLC that you can use. While they cost money, they can serve as proof of information. And, as others have said, in the USA. You can also use a P.O. Box as address.
While there are ways to discover who you are despite all this, it's more work than just putting it out there. Before you dive into these options, research or talk to a lawyer.