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How Do I Remove My Personal Information From Whois Database?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Harris05, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Harris05

    Harris05 Newbie

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    I really don't want my personal information to be associated with some of the domains I'm going to be using. Godaddy will let you put in business information but they charge quite a bit for this, which sort of negates the deal of .99 infos.

    How do I hide my personal info on these domains and for servers?
     
  2. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    just do a private registration
     
  3. blackrain010

    blackrain010 Junior Member

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    Use a registrar with privacy protection.
     
  4. Harris05

    Harris05 Newbie

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    Thanks guys. I just found a deal that lets you have private registration for free if you buy 5 domains at once at godaddy. I'll go with that.
     
  5. caretaker2007

    caretaker2007 Power Member

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    If you already have your info you can change it with domains by proxy, but a person that wants to know can look up the old registration info. The beauty of the net is that nothing ever goes away, it is archived somewhere forever.
     
  6. shakybaky

    shakybaky Newbie

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    dont change it to private. open a new account. Like said just cause you changed it to private doesnt mean you wipe out the info.
     
  7. designer

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    This is the very best solution you are looking for :

    http://privacyprotect.org/

    Now,

    Next - if you dont want to use the service listed above there are several other ways. Use Namecheap to register ( a registrar that is under the radar) or other services with fake info - just make sure you can view important info by another email that you designate ... via gmail, msn, yahoo.... etc.


    That way you always have access to account password resets and things of that nature.

    Next alternative - same account that you have but use false info on that account (change ownership info) - if using godaddy you can even create a new free account with new contact info and transfers names to you account that you will be using for shady activity, Nobody will check info, mine is not accurate on and I have many names. As long as you pay the bill, they are yours. There are also ways such as form a shell company - let the company buy all names. But I suggest the personal methods first because they can easily achieve what you are trying to accomplish.

    For those of you that actually think private registration is private..... IT IS NOT. Don't wast you money on this service - granted CO.'s use their promotions to persuade to purchase a service you don't need, the price is generally $9 per year for private reg - and when you have 1000 names and your own renewals only cost $7 per year for that actual name , this is really not worth it. You just more then doubled what everything was costing you out of pocket.

    I don't have the article link on hand - but there was a prominent case early this year or late last year proving the fact that private reg can be easily accessed to anyone who inquires. It was some guy that was involved in politics or religion ( don't remember which one as they are equally corrupt) - anyway the website that he was behind was very contradictory to what his public image was and there was a big deal cause the private reg co. gave his information to someone that inquired and exposed him. Moral of the story was the fact that private reg is not actually private.

    Since the big question privacy and paper trails...

    If you were going to transfer or signup with one of the suggested solutions above how would you pay for it privately??

    And what do you do for that ?

    Virtual CC ---- look for the thread here on that, you can match the fake name and address with anything you use on the actual account.

    In other words, choose an actual address, just not yours.

    For the account info in particular (not the CC) ,the domain account, you can use a PO BOX for U.S. , its an actual address and your allowed to use. Obviously you don't need the actual box to receive anything from them so all is well - you meet the need of the registrar providing and address , and your own need for anonymity as the info inst yours.

    Good Luck !!
     
  8. shakybaky

    shakybaky Newbie

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    johnathon dough is my name in the registrars
     
  9. giantbuddha

    giantbuddha Newbie

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    Wouldn't suggest using fake contact details in the event they are contacting you - it's subject to getting your domain removed... unless you don't really care.
     
  10. richjerk85

    richjerk85 Junior Member

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    buy your domain at namecheap... comes with privacy protect for one year that will hide your private details..
     
  11. bimog

    bimog Newbie

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    Hi Harris! Would you be so kind in sharing this info - "deal for private regitration for 5 domains once at godaddy" with us? I'm interested and maybe others too.

    Thank you!
     
  12. bimog

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    Sorry! My bad. I misunderstood. I thought you have to register 5 dom at godaddy and then transfer them to another registrar, but no. Godaddy offers this.
     
  13. yuemyutu

    yuemyutu Registered Member

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    If you haven't registered yet, pay attention to select private registration while you are registering. If you have already registered, go to your server account and change the domain configuration.
     
  14. Samgreen

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    With private registration you are not the owner of the domain, that is if something happens to you or the company that registered the domain one day is gone your domains will be gone too.
     
  15. MiLiTARYiV

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    yea also if they try to steal your domain or etc your outta luck
     
  16. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    Thats total nonsense and not true
     
  17. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    How do you look up old info?
     
  18. Steve1943

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    Last year I set up as a registrar (sub-registrar to a major white-label registration services outfit). I am the sole client of my registration service.

    All of my registrations are private - using a proxy service which is included in the deal - at no extra cost. I get wholesale prices for domains and all the latest deals on offer.

    I pay about $7 pa for a dot COM domain - it would be less with more volume.

    Although I can get other TLDs much cheaper (INFO for $2), I no longer do so because I'm convinced by experience and testing that Google favours COM in its algorithms and disses INFO. BTW you should register for a minimum of two years if you value Google rankings - it boosts your trust factor.

    The registration execution is totally automated and 100% flawless in operation to date - comprising creation and transfer of about 50 domains.

    It took me several hours to set it all up and it's probably not worth the effort if you have less than (say) 20 domains but I love the independence and efficiency of instant service under my own control.

    One advantage of being your own registrar is that in the event of a complaint about a domain, there is no registrar to shut you down. With your registrar's hat on you could blandly reassure the complainer that you will look into it and will sanction the offender in spades if the complaint is valid - move on at your leisure - and eventaully report back to the complainant that you have shut down that wicked SOB!!! Simillar to having a reseller account at your host - you are a buffer running interference for yourself!!

    Another advantage is that I can enquire about a domain name's availability without it being snatched on spec by some unscrupulous registrar. I've read that happens a lot - dunno the truth of it.

    If you want to be really paranoid you use false ID and anonymous payments (or in my case simply set up fictitous offshore clients). I haven't got that paranoid yet because my BH activities are still small and very careful. A couple of early Google sandboxings got my attention!!

    In my experience, companies are wonderful for limited liability protection (essential for any serious business) but not really effective as an identity veil. Low profile remains the best defense.

    Something else you might also want to consider is hosting outside your country of residence. Makes no difference to your operations but might save you a world of hurt in the event of a dispute.
     
  19. ajaj

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    I also buy my .com domains at namecheap (they are $8.7* with a coupon) and you get private registration for one year. (Lord knows how much they will be to renew next year.. lol)

    On some cheapo .info names, I use my post office box (from the next town over.. call me paranoid) and put only my first and last initials and use an email that I use everyday. The phone is the one from my last apartment which doesnt work anymore. Hope I'm not breaking any laws by trying to be stealthy.
     
  20. brownhatter

    brownhatter BANNED BANNED

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    just do a private registration is right!Still I hate the extra cost on my domain registering each reneal time ..