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Can't get WHOIS protect, what are my options?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by xtopzi, May 22, 2013.

  1. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    The domain extension that I want to register doesn't allow WHOIS protect and I don't feel like having my address and everything public.
    I also don't want to use fake info. Any way to bypass this?
     
  2. roach

    roach BANNED BANNED

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    Buy your domain from somewhere else. I always just use fake info when i register a domain.
     
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  3. Sgt Kraut

    Sgt Kraut Regular Member

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    I have the same problem for my German sites. There are domain sellers which will put in their data for you. Unfortunately I only know a company offering this for .de, but that should exist for other extensions too.
     
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  4. watley

    watley Power Member

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    Just use fake info. I know you don't want to, but it's your only option if you don't want you information to be public.
     
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  5. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    There's only one registar selling the domains with their own WHOIS protect but I don't really trust them or their affiliates.
    So seems like my only option would be indeed using fake info. The reason I don't want to is because it's against ICANN rules, which means that in case of some sort of dispute, I won't have any rights to claim the domain. Do you think it's possible to transfer the domain from my 'fake' persona to my company after a year? Once I've settled as a brand, I'd like to use my business address for WHOIS.

    I've used fake info before with a different registar and I usually don't mind at all. My main concern, as this is going to be a legitimate and hopefully successful business, possible legal issues.
     
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    Waddup Junior Member

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    You can use small edits in your name and adress, which could of just been overlooked if ever asked.

    In 99% of the cases you are just a small fish in a huge fucking ocean that no decent sized register pays attention to. ICANN emails are sent out each year asking you to update/recheck your information, but it's all automated.

    A lot of domains are actual under a different name than the original owner of the website. Local companies all over the world place domains under their name for the client. If you are worried about the register removing your name just setup a demo web dev website and explain them the domain is under the clients name, but this is most likely never going to happen.

    I still have domains under a partners name that now completely belong to me, and I just ignore the auto ICANN email and nothing has ever happened. (6 years+)
     
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    jjjrmy BANNED BANNED

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    Why not use your private whois information from another one of your websites on the new website you're buying?
     
  8. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Great answer buddy, really helpful info there. Ended up registering my name and address with small edits like you said. Rep given.
     
  9. indebt

    indebt Junior Member

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    Get a PO Box