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DomainTools.com Domain History - WTF is this shit? No Privacy!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ShadeDream, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Are these people serious? What the fuck is that? People can basically purchase membership on Domain Tools and view snapshots of my whois data that once was not protected by whois protection? Isn't this illegal? This is violating my privacy and yours too! Does anyone know if anything can be done against this?

    Them faggots seem to offer this:

     
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    Holy shit, that's really fucked up.
    Damn, we should have a civil lawsuit against them or something... those no good son of a bitches.

    Their "business model" sucks absolutely.
    And wtf, $10 per day?
     
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    i dont think this is new.
     
  4. ShadeDream

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    It's not, but only recently have I found out about it. It's really fucking annoying, if you previously haven't had whois protection and your domain was whois'ed, anyone can easily look you up. :angryfire
     
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    Yep, good practice is to get that whois protection up as fast as you can immediatly after domain registration and definitely don't go to domaintools.com/yourdomain.com before your domain is actually protected!
     
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    It is. What you on about? I don't want my details archived by a commercial company on the Internet for other people to see. What if I sell the domain in the future? I don't want to be contacted by random people about something I no longer own. That's invading my privacy. If this ain't illegal, then why are email lists with no opt outs illegal?
     
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    Pieces of shit. $10 a day. What a joke.
     
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    Luckily enough, I seem to only have one domain that has been captured, though what pisses me of is that stupid NameCheap never allotted the WhoisGuard and I went on, to do a whois, thinking that it was enabled. :censored:
     
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    This is your best friend when buying domains to see if they where hijacked etc.
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    Damn that sucks man, I like to aviod using sites like that at all. Why give these domaintools tools a chance to cache more profitable information? There just a middle man, install linux and do all your whois lookups yourself or just go to internic.

    I know Namecheap and whoisgaurd can be a pain as well. Whoisgaurd will 'turn off' whois protection for a particular domain if they get a few abuse complaints.. Whoisgaud is really only one line of defense (that is easily broken) in keeping your identity secret.
     
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    You may be right, I probably don't know what I'm talking about but you can't compare Google cache to Domain Tools taking captures of our personal details and then selling access to them.

    The below is taken from VeriSign:

    I'm quite tired, it's really late here but I'm pretty sure there's a loop hole somewhere thanks to which Domain Tools can go fuck themselves.
     
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    that's really fucked up
     
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    I just got used to using Domain Tools. :(

    If I knew about all of this, I would have never used them.
     
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    That's why you should always use prepaid cards to register your domains. That's the only way to prevent these kind of incidents. I use prepaid cards and get the privacy on top of that. Feel much more secure that way. $10 a day is an outright robbery though.
     
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    yeah... me too, i have search my site info (which i protected with whois privacy) and guess, zero privacy!!
     
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    After doing some research for something completely different I ended up finding some more information hence I just wanted to follow up on this thread.

    You are wrong. Google cache is a completely different thing, it works in a similar way but that's not the point.

    Again, Google cache is different. I never said that archiving is illegal so you need to obviously READ before you post. Archiving is completely fine, but everyone has their privacy rights and a company such as DomainTools that is using this data for commercial gain obviously should have an opt out option. I therefore believe that they are illegally violating peoples privacy.

    Take a look at Archive.org. I'm pretty sure that most people here already know what this is hence no explanation is needed. If you look into their FAQ, you can easily find out how you can opt out from their archive and get your site/s removed.

    Code:
    http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#2
     
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    This is something that has been bothering me for a while, I use my LLC Identity but still info regarding that is too much. I known that since no who is was purchased at time of domain purchase, my info would be scraped and archived.

    I even noticed some traffic to the site was from who is and mofo's snooping from sites like DomainTools. Privacy is something serious, there should be federal law that once a site has who is protection -whether purchased at the time of registration or not- any other web archive or duplication is considered an illegal display of private information and punishable by death.

    When sites like Groupon can decline billions and tell google go F yourself, We know what people buy, and have all their geographic locations -The Ultimate Information Trump, it shows you how powerful having personal information is.
     
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