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If you have a person name, is it possible to check what websites they own?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by billbobi, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. billbobi

    billbobi Regular Member

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    If you have a person name, is it possible to check what websites they own? And if so how??

    I got completly screwed the other day because of this...

    I have some domains that are private whois, can people still find out if I own them?
     
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  2. JohnTM

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    If they are using their name for whois records it is possible.
     
  3. inspirational

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    google their reg email..you find easily:p
     
  4. JohnTM

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    If you find one site someone owns you can easily find others using http://spyonweb.com/

    It checks for their adsense id, analytics id, and website ip's. This obviously depends on whether they use the same id's across multiple sites.
     
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    you can search the name on google and easily find out.

    if the name is on the website or whois

    Or

    if you have contact with a person who maintains Domain name registrar records.

    Why is it called private whois for ?
     
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  7. billbobi

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    I have most maybe all of my domains registered with private WHOIS with http://www.internetbs.net/ , some are in the adult niche.

    is there a way to fully protect myself from people finding out what websites I own? Some people found out...

    Thanks
     
  8. uglykidd

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    99% of everyone who creates multiple domains leave some kind of traceable footprint behind on their sites. Hint: check privacy policy pages and TOS pages for names/addresses, contact form HTML for an email address, scripts that links to another domain or off/unique words in the footer. Even without a name, it's not that hard to find out their other domains, servers, businesses, etc...which almost always ends up leading to their name and personal contact info.

    RobTex has some great tools (just google it). If you have a domain name, the DNS tool can give you a lot of information. If you find a corporation name, there are tons of sites that will list the names of its directors. There's a million ways to find out who's behind a site. It's just taking what little information you can find and using that to find more.
     
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    Even after using private whois???

    They might be having some internal connections :shrug:

    Or you left behind some trace.

    try searching for your Email/name maybe you would find the link.
     
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  10. uglykidd

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    By making your whois registration info private, you will eliminate the obvious. If you don't have a common name, and your whois isn't private, anyone can simply Google your name and sites registered under your name will show up. They don't have to specifically do a whois search to find your sites.

    Just an FYI: After you switch your whois info to be private, Google will still have your old info cached for awhile...so it will still be searchable until Google re-indexes each of those pages. There are a ton of sites out there that post your whois records....not all of them list the current info.
     
  11. enderz

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    The best way is to create yourself a consistent digital identity, if you'll become used to use it with its details always (including creating an email for it, PO, etc.). That way you will leave traces, but they will all lead to your digital identity.

    The problem starts with payment, when paying with CC you always need to put your real info, so open additional paypal account, its another protection layer.