1and1 WILL SELL your info, like PHONE number

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by AirBorneVirus, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. AirBorneVirus

    AirBorneVirus Newbie

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    Wish I would have knew that some registrars sell your info and now I'm getting a bunch of phone calls and emails about my domain. Its mostly offers to build my website and shit like that. I know godaddy does it which is why I will never go thru them or 1and1 . Anybody know of a registrar that doesn't do scumbag shit like that?
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    Was whois protection included in your purchase? Are you sure, that your contact info wasn't simply scraped, because your whois isn't protected? Whois protection costs a little extra and usually it's not part of the order by default.
     
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    most that are calling people are just scrapping the info unless you have the who is privacy. Just like people do when you reg a business with the state. The next week you will start getting a ton of calls and a bunch of junk mail.
     
  4. Jason Bradbury

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    Interesting. I was planning on buying a name cheap domain.
     
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    ever heard of PRIVACY PROTECTION?
     
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    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Namesilo offer free privacy for life.
     
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    Uuuggghhh.... nothing to do with registrar. Just u where to cheap to buy whois privacy
     
  8. rimyjo

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    namecheap is good in this matter
     
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  9. AirBorneVirus

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    The whois was supposed to be protected but that was bs, fuck them. Yes I heard of privacy protection, asshole.
     
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    I would not be the least bit surprised if they are selling your info.

    I used them for my first site way back when because I knew nothing. I did no research when I decided to do business with them as I was greener than algae.

    Worst.
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    Ever.
     
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    1&1, worst register ever, about info leaked it can be through your hosting company also :( I had such experience, specially email sucks !!!
     
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    Same story with me and GoDaddy. Then I went from Godaddy to 1&1.

    If I knew then what I know now...

     
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    From what I've seen, nearly every ICANN accredited registrar does the same crap. Any time I register a domain name, its not 24 hours later I start getting emails that its time to pay my bill and send in my seo bullshit.
     
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    We went to the same school, just took different classes - Knucklehead University.

    I went from 1and1 to Godaddy.
     
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    Well you live and learn.

    I use Namesilo now. It was recommended here (by you, I think? Or maybe some other senior members) so I switched all my domains over to it. I actually love the free privacy protection. And I haven't had one problem out of them. Not one.
     
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    Once godaddy blocked a domain i purchased after a month and still. I was obliged to switch to NC and change everything (my favorite for now)
     
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    namecheap is the best
     
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    +1 for namesilo
    +0.5 for namecheap
    -99 for 1&1
     
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    On a parallel note, it can also be your email provider. Every one of them scrapes your conversation for keywords to serve ads. They might also serve you email ads from affiliates. I get a bunch of mails with web designing and similar offers every time I register a new domain in Namecheap. I don't mind much as they have a good customer care that makes up for these.