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How do I Hide my details from Whois?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by renegade00, May 20, 2011.

  1. renegade00

    renegade00 Newbie

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    Hey guys so I just started getting a plan on hostgator after my previous free hosting got banned. But now that I'm on paid hosting, Whois and other domaintools show all my personal details, my address, name telephone number etc. How do I hide these? Thanks
     
  2. proximate

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    Use fake info.

    Try : http://fakenamegenerator.com
     
  3. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Buy your domains from namecheap and get free whoisGuard protection for your first year
    or pay for it from other domain registers.
    However this will only protect you from the average searcher someone determined will
    eventually find your details.
     
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  4. renegade00

    renegade00 Newbie

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    But is there anyway to fully hide your details? It makes doing black hat work a but more dangerous if somebody could literally hunt you down :rolleyes:
     
  5. proximate

    proximate BANNED BANNED

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    They cannot hunt you down if the address is fake.

    Choose a office tower block in Panama.

    Use a Gmail account.

    Pay by VCC and ... No trace
     
  6. renegade00

    renegade00 Newbie

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    Yes that sounds easy but many hosts like hostgator require phone confirmation. I had to ring up, confirm all my details, provide proof of ID etc.
     
  7. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    That would only stop someone finding the owner through whois.
    There are many other ways of finding ownership like purchasing
    something and following the money for instance.
    Also VCC's are traceable. All VCC's have to be generated from an account,
    The owner of that account would likely give you up under the threat of
    a jail sentence for money laundering. So you purchased the VCC with a fake
    paypal account. Your account won't be limited while they are discovering
    your true identity. Also Is that paypal account linked to a bank account or
    real credit card? Do you log in from your home ip?
    One little mistake can lead to a knock on your door.
    You got to be doing some real blackhat shit to go through all that just for
    a domain.
    Better of buying a domain from registrar in a country that doesn't give a
    damn about C&D's or whois requests Like Mongolia or Iran.
     
  8. mointernet

    mointernet Regular Member

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    either use bogus registration data or transfer your domain to an offshore registrar /w privacy guard. Internet.bs is one good place I recommend.
     
  9. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    oxonbeef is right, you can't hide easily from the authorities if it's actual crimes. But proximate is also right, for anything else just use fake info, add whois protection to make it even more complicated for the common clueless lawyer and you're done. Didn't know HG was asking for verification but such an action simply says 'read between the lines', which is, go for another host.
     
  10. icosane

    icosane Newbie

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    crazyness. i was not aware of this at all. i just googled my domain name randomly and found a site that listed my full name and address. i'm not involved in any shady activities but it was still unsettling to find my personal information listed on a website.
     
  11. dkartdan

    dkartdan Newbie

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    Theres always a PO Box
     
  12. Barry30m

    Barry30m Newbie

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    Whoisguard is offered free for the first year by some providers, but then the extra cost hits you when it's time to renew. I think fake info could be the best way to go.
     
  13. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Just to warn people who are using fake info.

    If i find a site who uses fake info in their whois, and the site is making money - what is stopping me from claiming that website?

    Dont tell me - your email addy isnt registered - cus that wont fly.

    I can make it very hard for anyone using fake whois.

    My advice is to keep your info legit and get the whois guard.
     
  14. BlueWhale27

    BlueWhale27 Newbie

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    LittleG: Am I being dumb, or are you?
    HOW exactly could you simply "claim" that website?

    BlueWhale27