Much of the satisfaction of being a member of our community comes from the personal relationships that are formed and maintained here. We also find that racing under your own identity helps increase the overall sportsmanship factor among members. For these reasons, we require members to register using their real names, which, in addition to facilitating friendships, promotes personal responsibility.
However, there are times when a name change is appropriate. Examples include:
• Your account was created using a credit card that is not yours; ie. parents, spouse, etc. (If under age of majority in your legal jurisdiction, which is age 18 years old in many states and countries, you will need to provide parental consent. Form attached and more information below.)
• You would like to add or remove your middle name
• Your name is misspelled or characters are not displaying correctly
• You would like to use a different version of your first name for example Joe instead of Joseph
• You would like to change your name for confidentiality or privacy reasons
If changing your name, we don’t allow for “made up” names that are fantasy style names common in other games, inappropriate names, names created to seek false attention, names of famous people or characters, etc. The name must be a complete first and last name. You can not use a single letter as the first or last name unless it is conjunction with a full name. ie: J John Doe
If you are contacting us regarding removing a number from your name, we will need to add a middle name, initial, or use another variation of your name. We can not manually add numbers or symbols to display names.
We can not have duplicate names in our system and we can not swap names from one account to another or reuse a name again, even if it has been changed to something else.
To request a name change email our customer support team directly at email@example.com or click HERE to submit a New Support Ticket. Be sure to include your account #, current name and name you wish to change to and your date of birth including month, day and year. If you are over 13 years of age but under the age of a legal adult in the jurisdiction you reside, often referred to as the age of majority, we need your legal guardian or the person who paid for the account to complete the Parental Consent (attached) and email it to Support@iracing.com in order for us to change your name.
*From the EULA:
Eligibility. In order to register for the Sim, you must be an adult according to the laws of the jurisdiction (i.e. state or country, as the case may be) in which you reside. If you are not an adult, if you wish to use the Sim you must have a parent or guardian register for the Sim on your behalf. By registering for the Sim, you are making a representation to iRacing that you are an adult in the jurisdiction in which you reside and that you agree to this Agreement on behalf of yourself and, at your discretion, for one (1) minor child not under the age of 13 for whom you are a parent or guardian and whom you have authorized to use the account you create to use the Sim. In the event that you register a minor child not under the age of 13 to use the Sim, you hereby agree to this Agreement on behalf of yourself and such minor, and you understand and agree that you will be responsible for all uses of the Sim by the minor you register, whether or not such uses were authorized by you. In any event, the Sim is not designed for minors under the age of 13, so minors under the age of 13 are not permitted to use the Sim.