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Do you use Whois privacy or not ?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by balsagoth007, May 2, 2011.

  1. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    I always use Whois privacy for my websites until i read a WSO where the author says that it is no recommanded to use it.
    Here's what he says:
    ""When you register your domain name make sure to get at least a 2 year registration, 5 is best and do not hide your contact details with the privacy feature. Google is NASA smart and believe me they see everything. It stands to reason that someone who registers a domain for at least 2 years and leaves their contact information available is serious about conducting business and has nothing to hide.""
    Is this just Bullshit ?
     
  2. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    WSO shit. Use privacy to avoid spam. internetbs.net and some other registrars give full privacy for free.
     
  3. deconstructorx

    deconstructorx Newbie

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    Not sure if it's BS or not, but it would be a logical thing for Google to strongly consider..
     
  4. Vivica

    Vivica Regular Member

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    Register for 2-5 years and don't use domain privacy? What kind of moronic advice is that? First, if you register for a long period of time and the domain is a loser then you've lost your money. Register it for a year and if it sucks a$$ you can just not renew it. Second, domain privacy is a must. Spammers will destroy you without it. Some of my early domains did not have it because it used to cost extra, and I get constant spam emails and postal mails hawking SEO products and "domain renewal services" (only $47/year)!
     
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  5. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    The general consensus is that G can't see behind privacy protection, even though they are a registrar themselves. HOWEVER that doesn't mean that they don't have some back door deals with the big registrars - we have no way of knowing, and G has shown themselves to be into some really nasty big brother shit in other areas.

    For autoblogs, I use fake real-looking fake whois info and no privacy protection; privacy protection is possibly a black mark against the trustworthiness of a domain, and with an autoblog you're fighting hard to tick all the right boxes to make it seem like you've got a "quality" site.

    For other dodgy shit, I always use fake whois plus privacy protection.

    Registering your domain for more than 1 year at a time is actually quite good advice - G took out a patent a while ago where they specified giving a boost to domains that were registered for the long term, meaning it was an indicator of a quality, long term site. It's all about the perception of quality.
     
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    Just remember aged sites do have some value. The business about privacy and the number of years is somebody's conjecture. Use privacy if you need it!
     
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    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    Thanks for the replies, i will just use whois privacy like i did every time.
     
  8. nitrex

    nitrex Registered Member

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    it doesn't matter to google if you use privacy or not ..( at least from my own experience )
    All my domains are whois complete privacy and i have 18 sites with PR 1 - PR6