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Changing whois information?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Bea$t, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Bea$t

    Bea$t Registered Member

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    Lets say you register with your real info when buying domain names, then you change the whois and account information. If the company gets a request for your information from a lawyer, would they give out the info you have on your account at the time or they check and see the old real information and give that out?
     
  2. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Senior Member

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    They may give your old whois. The best way to avoid it is to transfer the domain to another registrar after changing your whois at current one ;) But with tools like domaintools, one can get all the historical whois by paying a few bucks.
     
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  3. Bea$t

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    So basically even after you change whois and transfer to another registrar, people can still find you through sites like domaintools?
     
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  4. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Senior Member

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    Yes it is possible to get all the whois history as domaintools (and I'm sure there must be others too) that index the whois information whenever updated.
     
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    Try to register a new domain name, if you do tricky things. Just to avoid big problems in the future
     
  6. Bea$t

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    Don't have any domains right now, trying to decide if I should use real info then change whois right after or keep trying with prepaid cards and deal with running into verification problems.
     
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    I just use the domain identity blocker so no one can know my information. I had gotten copyright complaints before, and all that happens is the company you registered your domain with just forwards you the email you get from the copyright complainant.