Faking WhoIs info....

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  1. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP

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    Yeah, i had an idea to fake whois info and get away with it. I know you're not supposed to fake it...and i know we all (most of us) do it....

    so here's a nifty way to not put in your who is info and *hopefully* get a way with it...i haven't tried this yet...but i will do this with all my new domains:

    Just for all your contact info put in: Whois Protection Enabled....this will make pple think your domain's being protected by a whois privacy company or somethin
     
  2. yarjar

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    Wow, I like this idea.

    Don't know if it'll work, although it'll probably stop people from trying to find out anything further. Your registrar would probably get pissed, but then again, I have no idea.
     
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    wont the domain provider just see it and boot you? You can choose a whois opt-out anyway which protects your details. I got busted reging with fake details recently but i did it in the end.
    here is my method:
    get a vcc, register as Joe Bloggs or whoever
    for the address i use a big old house in my area that is now divided up into flats so if any paper work is sent out for the domain (which happens for .co.uk's sometimes - i think) it wont go to anyone so less likely to be returned to sender.
    I also use a voip phone number so it looks like i have a house phone, and if they try to call i can answer :)
    or you can use your vcc to get paypal and buy the domain that way.
    Helps to have a mockup of a passport and a gas bill etc , scan in and photoshop, edit and fax it to anyone who requests it.
     
  4. amsteve

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    Tonlilaz - My friend tried this and I can't remember if he got away with it or not. I'll check with him and update.

    Spaceinvader - You definitely go through quite a bit to make sure your butt is covered. But I like the process you have.
     
  5. MaestroDelWeb

    MaestroDelWeb Senior Member

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    Just put in fake information at your registrar and a real email address. That way if any complaints come through you have options of what to do. You're emailed before any actions happen against you from your registrar.

    I guess it really depends on what you're doing. I just use the whois privacy that's included with every domain I buy (unless I buy at Godaddy).
     
  6. Tom

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    Yup, exactly. All that you need to do is put in a mailing address that appears realistic so it doesn't scream "THIS IS FAKE!!!!" and a real email address.
     
  7. ktop

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    My domain provider told me to put in 'Administrator' as name, and a P.O.Box number for address. Also, you can put n/a (not applicable) for phone numbers
    Create a gmail id for your domain and provide it. This has to be legit.

    Or just buy your domain names at namescheap.
    At less than $9 you get the domain with a free WhoIs Guard.
     
  8. capflam

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    Why not use private registration?
     
  9. blackhatedition

    blackhatedition Newbie

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    Because private registration isn't private.