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Is Domains By Proxy Safe to use?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theqlogic87, May 6, 2015.

  1. theqlogic87

    theqlogic87 Registered Member

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    Is domainsbyproxy safe for privacy? I see on their site you can contact them for abuse. I have 2 warez sites with them and for some reason I don't trust them with my information. Should I completely transfer domains to a new WHOIS privacy network? or am I safe?

    BTW I'm using my real name and address on these domains and I'm making pretty good money, what steps can I take to transfer these domains into another "owner". Could I just sell the domains to myself on flippa and use an fake name/address? :confused:
     
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    80085 Registered Member

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    I have used domainsbyproxy before and they contacted me once about a company accusing me of trademark infringement (which was bullshit). Here is the email I received, to show you how they will handle your information when provided a legal complaint. If you are doing anything illegal, and they are contacted, they have every right and responsibility to release your information. Hope this helps a little.

    Since we have received notice that there is a possible legal issue regarding the domain name *********.com, you will need to contact the complainant no later than close of business on month, day year, and provide enough information to remove Domains By Proxy from this issue.

    In order to prove you have attempted contact, we require that you or your representative copy or blind copy [email protected] in your initial correspondence with the complainant. Failure to comply can result in the disclosure of your contact information to the complainant.



    Complainant information:

    LAWYER NAME



    LAW FIRM
    EMAIL
     
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  3. theqlogic87

    theqlogic87 Registered Member

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    Just what I needed to see.

    What did you do next if you don't mind me asking?
     
  4. 80085

    80085 Registered Member

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    I contacted the lawyer, CC'ed the domainsbyproxy rep, and ultimately handed over my site to the company threatening me. In my case, they may not have had the right to take anything from me, but the small profit I was making from that site was simply not worth taking on a multi-billion dollar corporation. I ultimately made a similar mistake again simply by purchasing a brand name domain, in which the parent company (another multi-billion dollar corp.) decided to claim it, but was kind enough to pay me $35 for it. Technically they could have just told me to, and I wouldn't have alot of options besides do what they say.

    The lesson I learned here is to focus on sustainability. Ultimately implementing "safe" practices that don't have much risk in loss once you scale up or get big enough for people to notice. Things like not buying domains with any trademark/copyright properties...You can fly under the radar for awhile, but if you start making money, the big boys eventually take notice.
     
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  5. theqlogic87

    theqlogic87 Registered Member

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    Oh wow. I will take your mistakes as don't do's so much thanks for the heads up!

    I will be getting the hell out of domainsbyproxy asap!

    ...... anyone else out there want to chime in?