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No more free name.com free whois privacy

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by M1ndfluX, Apr 25, 2010.

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  1. M1ndfluX

    M1ndfluX Senior Member

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    Just logged into my account to get myself a couple of new domains and i noticed they don't offer free whois anymore. :eek:

    After a quick G search i found a promo who gets rid of the $1.99 they want for it now.

    For the name.com guys here:

    Code:
    FREEWHOIS
     
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  2. ronnie1984

    ronnie1984 Regular Member

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    They will now start losing business big time, free whois was the main reason I was with them and I believe there are lots like me who were there for the same reason
     
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    rastagod Regular Member

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    does it really matter? if your using vcc why care about whois?
     
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    wild1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    me too, since i do a lot of blackhat and would not want anyone knowing who am i :/
     
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    Well that would have been helpful info to have had last week. LOL
    I was kind of burnt when I registered a couple domains and found I had to pay for the private whois. I went ahead and did it cause I was ready to go and didn't want to hunt around for a promo code.

    Thanks for finding that. I have a couple more domains to register for a project I'm working on. $1.99 isn't much, but it's still better if I don't have to pay it. :)
     
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    Most of my sites are whitehat. I just use some blackhat techniques to help promote and rank them. Even for whitehat sites I still don't want just anyone to look up a whois and find out who I am. It's just a privacy issue for me.
     
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    namecheap
     
  8. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    For those of you registering more than a few domains, there are much cheaper registrars out there. Most of them have a ridiculous minimum buyin to get good domain pricing (enom).

    I highly recommend Resell.biz. I've been with them a couple years now. They have no minimum buyin, offer a whitebox resell platform if you want to get into that, and have damn good prices otherwise. I pay $7.25/.com which includes free whois privacy.

    Not affiliated, and not my referral link, just a super happy customer. Their support is really quick to get back to you as well.
     
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  9. hardcore1

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    Namecheap only has free protection for the first year - better than nothing though I guess, they are more expensive than name.com though.
     
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    damn i just found out about this as well, was great as long as it lasted :(