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Is private whois on your real details good enough?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by andyf91, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. andyf91

    andyf91 Senior Member

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    Hello Im running a website where i dont want my real details to be under. I got the name from go daddy auctions and now they say i can't transfer the domain for 60 days, so I have my real details now under the domain. Obviously I know i can put private whois on the domain but is that hidden enough like can they still find out who the real owner is? Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Ralph Urner

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    Its good enough to shield you from most people/business. But not enough to hide your details from Government.
     
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    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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    I'm pretty sure that if you don't activate privacy instantly/on the day of the registration, some websites will still have records of all the old registration info. But if you do a standard whois check, the details will be hidden. So depends on how serious you are about hiding the details.
     
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    Details will be hidden when running Whois checks on your domain using some 3rd party websites, however, if you didnt do it on time, some serp results will get cached with your real data for a certain time period. Also, bear in my mind that if one files a law suit against you, Go daddy will hand over your real details to any lawyer who asks them to.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    It depends on what you are using the site for and how blackhat you will be going.
    If you think you might have legal issues then no it isn't good enough IMO.
     
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    Exactly. Depends on what "good" means for you
     
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    Lets say a business sends you a C&D and if you wanted to hide yourself a little better lol it just sucks cause i can't transfer that domain for 60 days out of my account and kind of SOL any ideas?
     
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    hidden your contact details is more good for privacy and but u will lost some opportunity if someone want buy your domain
     
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    Agree with extropy..once you register your account with your real details, even though you put whois guard on it, it would have been captured by the domain tools unless you did it almost instantaneously...
     
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    I got clients with fake info on their domains, so I don't see why you can't just put some fake person as the domain owner. Add private whois as an added protection.

    People are right about the caching, though - it's probably already in domain history records.
     
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    HostKnight Registered Member

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    I never use my real details online unless I have to.

    The more anonymous you are the better.