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is the cpanel contact email public?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    whats up men
    I have almost 50% of my money sites (not PBNs!) on one hosting account, also same cpanel. I read in some PBN guides that you should take care of your cpanel contact email because it is public. (Please note that my question is not about pbn, of course I use just one 1 domain per hosting account, various contacts, addresses etc)

    I am wondering now if competitors could connect my money sites because they have all the same email address in cpanel?

    When I google for "[email protected]" or "name.email.com" I dont find anything.
     
  2. Maser

    Maser Registered Member

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    Sounds like you're talking about SOA records. You can see which is on file at intodns DOT com
     
  3. spiritfly

    spiritfly Regular Member

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    I don't think that the email in the cpanel is publicly visible. I've read the same thing in a thread here a guy suggesting to keep different emails for each cpanel and I even asked him to elaborate on this which he never answered. Not sure why he stressed that out so much, I think he might have confused it with the WHOIS email.
     
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  4. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    that´s also what I expect that it is not visible because it should be internal information. However I read it several times from different guys. There is also a vid on youtube stressing this. Regarding SOA: Where does the the email in the record come from? Do they take it from whois information?
     
  5. Maser

    Maser Registered Member

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    I have 1 managed vps and 5 shared (all 6 with different companies) and all list the hostmaster's email address in the SOA. I'm thinking maybe this only comes into play on unmanaged vps and dedicated boxes.
     
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    FastLanes BANNED BANNED

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    NO, I dont think they take it from who.is I use a different email for who.is and cpanel and my cpanel one shows up.
     
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  7. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    interesting. I just checked it out for different of my domains / different hostings. In these cases it was always an email address of the hosting company like Maser told. So may I summarize that we should be careful with cpanel contact email because SOME hosting companies use it for the SOA record.
     
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    PrivateCube Junior Member

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    No, it's not public. However, still depends on host that you have choosen. If they are not a host who cares about privacy, then it's a risk.
     
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    snaip Registered Member

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    CPanel email is not public, but your competitors could find your other money sites if they share the same IP - reverse IP lookup