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Maintaining Privacy as a Webmaster and Affiliate

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Hitman Slim, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Hitman Slim

    Hitman Slim Newbie

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    Hello there everyone. This category seemed the most appropriate to post in. I am wanting to starting making my own websites to do all that affiliate and PPC stuff but I had a few questions. One of my main concerns is maintaining my privacy. I don't plan on doing anything shady or illegal, I just don't want people to be able to find out that I am the owner of whatever website I make.

    For starters, I know Godaddy offers the private domain registration option, is that all I need to keep my domain ownership totally private?

    Next there is the question about webhosts. Can anyone find out through the webhost who I am? I've used a webhost before and it showed my real name when I would log on into my account since I used my debit card to pay for it. Can anyone find out who the owner is through the webhost being used? Am I the only one that would be able to see my name? Would it be wise to use a prepaid card with some made up name?

    And lastly there is signing up for affiliate programs like Amazon, google ads, or clickbank, etc. Can users find out who I am through my affiliate links or anything like that?

    Thank you in advance for any responses and suggestions.
     
  2. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    Hey buddy I don't have an answer to your query,

    But you might have more luck in the Web Hosting or Web Design section of BHW.
     
  3. Tensegrity

    Tensegrity Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Agree with Beven but to answer your question, there are a few things you can do for privacy. Private registration through a registrar still tells the registrar who you are, so the question you really need to ask yourself is how private (anonymous) are you trying to be?

    Look into these things:

    - reverse proxy
    - off-shore hosting
    - VPN
     
  4. Hitman Slim

    Hitman Slim Newbie

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    Thank you for the suggestions! I will take a look at the webhosting section.