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Fake info whois?????

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by MiLiTARYiV, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    Can I use fake info for my domain?

    Who can retrieve the domain ownership if its private and for what purpose?

    And what is the best way to hide who owns the domain besides using the private whois service..?
     
  2. Vivica

    Vivica Regular Member

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    They say using fake whois info for domains can cause them to be deleted.

    I myself have sometimes used fake info, but I didn't really care all that much if I lost the domain. I generally use domain privacy but, absent that I think you'd have to register it to your legit company or corporation. That'd give you an extra layer of privacy but it still needs to be valid info...
     
  3. wargamer6

    wargamer6 Junior Member

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    I've always had fake whois for all my .infos and not once have they ever been deleted nor has the registrar ever cared.
     
  4. LindseyC

    LindseyC Newbie

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    Ditto. Had fake whois for years (uh, some for decades) and never any problem. Saves paying extra for the "privacy thing."
     
  5. tattoo

    tattoo Regular Member

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    no problem with it unless the domain is very valuable or if you are spamming
     
  6. shithappens

    shithappens Registered Member

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    You can only have problems if somebody reports the domain as having fake whois. It happened sometimes on bigger domains. Buyer wants to contact domain owner, emails, calls, writes regular mail, he thinks the whois is fake, so it gets reported to ICANN.

    But NOW you should not have major problems with it. But who knows what changes.
     
  7. bhnoobz

    bhnoobz BANNED BANNED

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    Hell, that ICANN Must maintain updated contact information bullshit can nail you if you use GODADDY.. There's plenty of stories out there of how some asswad complained about invalid contact information and godaddy yanks the domain and the complainer buys it up. If your domain really matters , keep the contact info valid. At the very least buy a voicemail # and use a free email address that you don't care if it gets spammed..
     
  8. shithappens

    shithappens Registered Member

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    Or alternatively you can use whoisguard. Free with namecheap.com and name.com I think. That will keep your information hidden
     
  9. onegg

    onegg Junior Member

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    If you are not planning to sell the domain, its ok.