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Does having fake whois info complicate selling a domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Donald Trump, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Donald Trump

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    I've never actually bought an active domain or even used a different registrar than bluehost which I bought the domain and hosted in 1 shot so I don't know yet how this works.

    If so, should money sites always have your real info and just use whois privacy?

    I've read somewhere but don't remember where that since google is a registrar, they can access your whois info even if it's private. Anyone know if this is true? Wouldn't just the registrar you use have your info?

    Does anyone ever sell a pbn site? Just hypothetically, what if i built a niche relevant PBN and wanted to get into another niche and drop this one.. Does anyone buy pbn's like this?
     
  2. yugejackpots

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    Don't use your real info if it's not required, that's dumb and will link all of your sites together, I.e when/if WHOIS privacy expires. Also, being Google is now a registrar, there's a high chance they can see through the WHOIS privacy.

    The best thing to do is setup a cpanel Email on your host, use fake WHOIS and use that as the email. Once you've added the domain, re-send the ICAAN verification email and it will confirm the fake WHOIS.
     
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  3. yugejackpots

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    Also, no, it doesn't complicate selling the domain. However, if you use the domain as a link network domain, of course that will complicate it because peopne will search Archive.org and see it's been previously stuffed with links, and won't want to buy it.
     
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  4. Donald Trump

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    Thanks, so I would just have to use a host that accepts paypal right?
     
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    That would certain make life easier...

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    You bet it will complicate selling a domain.

    I mean, if you are using fake Whois info and it's public, this can be a serious problem.

    I would suggest that you just use domain privacy for your whole private blog network.

    The key to this is to make sure that your hostmaster email address is randomized throughout your whole network.

    As far as money sites go, I would take the other direction.

    I would be as transparent as possible.

    You have to understand that you're trying to build trust.

    You're trying to establish in the mind of the buyer that they are getting a truly valuable website.

    This means that you have to show them that you mean business.

    The good news is that you don't have to do this with your PBN.

    You don't have to do this with your traffic sources.

    Keep those two separated, you should be good to go.

    Whois information is actually the least consideration.

    The biggest consideration, of course, is whether it makes money or not.
     
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    Most hosting accept Paypal nowadays but that's not the point. You can use email services like yandex or yahoo mail to create a new email for each domain.
     
  8. yugejackpots

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    Don't listen to this guy. Fake info is fine for PBNs.