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A PAUSE account is only required to distribute and manage Perl module distributions on CPAN. You do not need a PAUSE account to submit bug reports to RT or participate in many Perl community sites.

Your full name (civil name)

Unicode Characters OK.

Note: You can enter fairly free-form text here but it must consist of at least two space-separated words. This is a spam protection measure we discovered accidentally. Back when PAUSE was developed in the nineties, people would generally fill out a field asking for a full name with a first name and a second name, like Ben Cartwright or Tony Nelson. When this trivial expectation was coded into the server as a sanity check, it turned out to block many spam bots because they often did not try to enter a space in the middle of the field. It was only around 2003 that people started complaining that they had tried Peter and it did not work. Apologies for insisting, Peter – but feel free to make something up to satisfy the requirement.


required, otherwise we cannot send you the password

Web site


Desired ID

3-9 characters matching [A-Z], please

A short description of why you would like a PAUSE ID:

required; include what you are planning to contribute; do not use HTML

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