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Are you paying Whois protection fees for every domain? [GoDaddy]

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by terry75, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. terry75

    terry75 Registered Member

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    Hi guys,
    I have never ever bought whois protection/guard because it comes for free with most, if not all of the Japanese registrars (I'm originally from there).

    So I was surprised to know that you have to pay $9/year for it per domain at GoDaddy!
    sure I could avoid GoDaddy but the thing is I bought some domains through their auction and I cannot transfer these domains for 60days.

    Anyway now I have 3 domains without protection in my GoDaddy account.
    It is essential to hide my info because I'm using them for my PBN.

    What do you do when you buy domains through GD auction?
    Do you just pay for it? Fake info for each domain?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Google can see through Whois, so regarding SEO it doesn't matter.
     
  3. CAPTCHADUDE

    CAPTCHADUDE Newbie

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    You're fired. I'll help you to work with Google.
     
  4. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Who are you talking too? BTW are you a bot?

     
  5. terry75

    terry75 Registered Member

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    Thanks, but what do you mean?
    You mean Google can see through whois protection?
    (i.e. your real info behind protection?)
     
  6. CAPTCHADUDE

    CAPTCHADUDE Newbie

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    Ya.. When I was working in Google. I had te ability to see everything on Internet..
     
  7. shtrudla

    shtrudla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    OMFG, forum is full of idiots these days.
     
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  8. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Exactly that's the case.

     
  9. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    not true and i doubt you ever worked for google
     
  10. CAPTCHADUDE

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    Same to you sir
     
  11. Groen

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    So almost everyone who has made a private blog network and used whois protection has done this for nothing? And of course all the domains in their private blog network has already been de-indexed and any sites linked to from them has been penalized? Also, where exactly is Google gathering this publicly unavailable information? I find this really really hard to believe, but I'd love to be proven wrong if you have anything to back up your claims?

    You must be having a hell of a blast on that shroom trip, but next time it'd probably be best to stay off online forums.
     
  12. NathanEG

    NathanEG Power Member

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    Google doesn't own GoDaddy and therefore cannot see through Whois protection because that would be ILLEGAL. If you're creating a blog network, you need to use it.
     
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  13. terry75

    terry75 Registered Member

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    I did a bit of research on this and I found this comment from a Moz staff.
    It seems it is possible that Google can see through whois protection.
    But I guess Google technically shouldn't use that data in their algo.
    (2 different things)

    Source: moz (dot) com /community/q/does-google-check-whois

    Let me answer the question another way. To be honest, Google most likely doesn't look at Whois data - they don't need to (more on this below).
    The real question is... Does Google know what websites are associated with you? Do they care? And does this factor into ranking?The answer to the first question is most likely yes. For one, Google became an ICANN registrar (just like Godaddy) in 2006. This means they have first look access to all newly registered domain names. There are also a million other ways to determine relationships between websites, such as shared IPs, Analytic codes, link patterns and so on.But do they care? We don't have hard data on this, but Google reps have made comments in the past that links between sites that have an "administrative" relationship aren't as valuable. That's why you see SEOs measuring links from unique C-blocks. (This is one of the metrics in the SEOmoz Competitive Analysis Report).
     
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  14. ThopHayt

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    Bold statement out of the blue. What do you base this upon?
     
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    sitesofray Newbie

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    There are other reasons to block the whois info, but now I want to look at japanese registrars.
     
  16. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    Dynadot seems to charge a more reasonable $ 2 per year for Whois protection.
     
  17. FuryKyle

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    It was sarcasm.

    OP: On some domains I get from TDNAM I use fake information, and on some I buy their Whois (although all their Whois shows essentially the same info since they use the same company, which might be a huge footprint by itself).
     
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