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International Star Registry

Phone: (800) 282-3333 View Additional Phone Numbers 1813 Elmdale Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

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International Star Registry is an Illinois company that has been in business since 1979. The Star Registry allows customers to name a star in the sky to honor someone in their lives, be it a spouse, child, family member, or friend, by recording the chosen star name and telescopic coordinates in the book "Your Place in the Cosmos" which is copyrighted in the United States copyright office. Each star is unique and is only named once. Star coordinates are taken from the Hubble Guide Star Catalog database. They issue an exclusive 12" x 16" certificate and sky chart with the name and telescopic coordinates to be given to the gift recipient. Located in Glenview, IL, this company serves an international audience as well as the greater Chicagoland area, including the cities of Schaumburg, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Crystal Lake, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Deerfield, Mount Prospect, St Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Rockford, Aurora, Joliet, Great Lakes, Brookfield, Edison Park, Park Ridge, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Wilmette, Winnetka, Blue Island, Posen, Dixmoor, and Midlothian. The company has named stars for celebrities, international dignitaries, and a variety of other luminaries throughout its lifespan.

This company names stars for individuals. The purchaser determines a name for the star they choose. The gift package can be ordered either framed or unframed, with the name of their choosing, the dedication date, and the telescopic coordinates of their chosen star. The book, "Your Place in the Cosmos," is copyrighted so that others can look up the star name and find it using the coordinates. This listing is not, nor is it intended to be intended to be, recognized by the scientific community, but it is protected by copyright law. A variety of star name packages are available, including couples packages and framed packages. Jewelry items are also available.

Visit the website for the International Star Registry to learn more about their services, view their different star name packages, and to name a star in honor of a loved one or as a gift.

Star Registry(r) International Star Registry(r) and are registered trademarks of International Star Registry of Illinois.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that International Star Registry meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for International Star Registry include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on International Star Registry
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 01, 1981 Business started: 09/01/1980 Business started locally: 09/01/1980 Business incorporated 08/22/1980 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Elaine Stolpe, Director of Communications Ms. Phyllis Mosele, President
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Elaine Stolpe, Director of Communications
Business Category

Advertising - Direct Mail Internet Shopping Novelties - Retail Direct Mail Advertising (NAICS: 541860)

Alternate Business Names
International Star Registry of Illinois LTD
Products & Services

This company offers personalized parchment certificates which contain a star's name - chosen by the consumer - along with the star's coordinates and a map of where the star can be found in the sky. The star-naming certificates are novelty gifts, however, and are not real certificates which are recognized by the scientific community or used by it. The star names are recorded in a book which belongs to the company and is copyrighted by it, and consumers should keep in mind that the copyright protects the rights of the company; it does not imply that the U.S. government endorses or vouches for the book's contents. The star name certificates are for entertainment purposes only, and International Star Registry is not a recognized authority to name and designate stars. The company does provide this disclaimer and explains these issues on its website.

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

International Star Registry has received 3.68 out of 5 stars based on 1 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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