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How To? Private / Anonymous Domains w ICANN pending decision to display WHOIS info

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Avid Learner, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Avid Learner

    Avid Learner Regular Member

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    I'm usually pretty good at finding answers on BHW or via google's site: search on BHW, but am pulling too much / redundant or irrelevant info on my searches.

    As has been reported here on BHW, ICANN is about to decide on making public identification of website owners for domains used for "commercial purposes" (how that is determined, IDK). BTW, July 7 is cutoff for comment, so people here can voice their opposition via this email address:
    Discussion and details on the ICANN decision:
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/domain-names-parking/770613-privacy-under-threat.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/769781-danger-lurks-whois-pbns.html
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/06/26/icann_proposal_would_eliminate_whois_anonymity_for_commercial_website_owners.html
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    IF the decision is to make that info public, how might we protect ourselves? Since I don't mind "legitimate" contact for websites I own, looking for "legitimate" ways (for a U.S. based owner), not using fake information, which risks losing the site, by my understanding.

    I've seen privacyprotect dot org mentioned here (post #7) in 2008 thread, but looks like the shell service for domains that already have privacy protection set up. If so, it seems that is what will go away (for commercial websites) in this decision...
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/cloaking-content-generators/10543-how-do-i-remove-my-personal-information-whois-database.html#post94377 
    I've seen this on BHW for registering an anonymous LLC in Nevada or Delaware, but that is relatively pricey to do for volume...
    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/business-tax-advice/466873-anonymous-llc.html
    There are some offshore registrars that do not require personal details (they use their own), but isn't there a risk (perhaps increasing if ICANN goes this way) that they may lose their business as a registrar for non-compliance under the new rules.
    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/755035-anonymous-domain-hosting-buying-help.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/683366-where-anonymously-get-website-com-domain.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/568419-list-offshore-anonymous-hosting.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/394253-registering-domain-anonymously.html
    There is some mention of using a VCC (virtual credit card), but I don't need to take it that far. For "throw away" sites, I would not care so much, but am looking to build sites for long term. Just looking to block all but legal inquiries.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Avid Learner

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    No response so far?? Okay. Obviously, I don't "get" something here.

    Sites set up for crash and burn probably makes sense to fake the info. Perhaps the same for PBN sites - or perhaps some mixture.

    Authority sites for long term? Seems one wouldn't want to risk losing the site, using fake info...does everyone put their "real" info on there today? If they use domain privacy, what is their plan if ICANN decides that is no longer valid?

    I understand that domain privacy might be a detriment on G ranking, and is a reason to put some real (looking) information out there.

    Maybe I'm searching / looking at this all wrong. The links I provided are but a few of what I've read on this topic.

    So, come on and help a guy out and enlighten him. I cannot be the only one with this question and looking to learn.
     
  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Use an office address of a friend or something, there are still ways around it.
     
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  5. xvmon

    xvmon Junior Member

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    Don't worry man, most of the webmasters are using fake whois. And their domain still around for years.

    i believe everytime when MPAA trying new method, another counter measure services will arise like cheap P.O box package.
     
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    This applies only to domain holders with sites associated to "commercial activity", if it passes just tell them that your website is non-commercial, or use fake info.
     
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