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Any Way to crack Whois Guard?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rickybobby71, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. rickybobby71

    rickybobby71 Newbie

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    Is there any way to crack whois guard?

    A guy is completely copying my site and selling my ebook i wrote. He registered the domain at godaddy with the whole domains by proxy deal... I have a couple of possible culprits - but they both deny it. I just wanna know who it is... Any ideas short of going thru dmca and all that?

    shake and bake!
     
  2. crisis23

    crisis23 BANNED BANNED

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    hmm wait is there a law or something that if you copy a website?
     
  3. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    I would think cracking whois guard would be impossible. The only real thing you can do is get it taken down. Why would you rather simply know who it is then get it taken down? I'd want that fraud site gone asap.
     
  4. rickybobby71

    rickybobby71 Newbie

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    I think it might be a guy that I know who knocked off the site. I would like to know if i can trust him or not. Then I will take it down.
     
  5. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    It most likely is someone you know. That's usually the way it works, especially if you've told him a lot about it.
     
  6. Mudak

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    Check the who is and find out where it is hosted. Check the ip and then check the sites that are hosted on that ip. If you recognize any of them that are your buddies, then you will know.

    Most people will use the same host for many sites
     
  7. torched

    torched Junior Member

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    Call up godaddy, tell them your suing the owner for trademark infringement and need the real whois info, normally they'll hand it over without any problems. If they don't, ask to speak to their legal department and they'll take care of it for you.
     
  8. magcshroom

    magcshroom Regular Member

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    I would hope to god they wouldn't. That's really a breach in privacy. Only way they should hand info over is if there is a court order or a law enforcement request.
     
  9. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Ask him for his paypal email and buy the product. His name appears on the receipt I think. :)
     
  10. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    Not unless he has a business PayPal account, then his business name is shown.

    What you could do is email him, wait until he responds, and sometimes the from field will be their real name.. sometimes.
     
  11. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Also, if he has a static ip at home, you could try to get him to chat. Then grab his ip and chat with the people you suspect. If the ip matches.... :D
     
  12. torched

    torched Junior Member

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    Well if you read their TOS you'll see that they "reserve the right to disclose any information to 3rd parties" which is BS. Dynadot and namecheap are much better when it comes to protecting the whois guard though, both require a government, court, or law enforcement request. But the keyword there is request, so as long as they just ask nicely all info is handed over.
     
  13. dotthei

    dotthei Regular Member

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    DMCA his host
     
  14. Mudak

    Mudak Newbie

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    I have heard tons of reports of godaddy giving out "private" who is information to anyone who is threatening to sue.

    You may try calling them with a buddy, first you call and ask for it, then if they decline, inform them that your attorney will be contacting them soon. Have your buddy play attorney and see if they will release it then.

    Also, when I registered some sites there, I believe the who is guard has an email address that forwards to the persons inbox.

    Try a really professional "intent to file suit" email from an attorney. I am sure that it will get their attention.

    Good luck