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Paranoid - About Fake whois - Do you receive email from registrar?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hiboy, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. hiboy

    hiboy Newbie

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    How do you write for the whois? Do you fake it?

    One of my client account received this email from go daddy - Important Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s),

    It's that time of year. Because you are the administrative contact for the following domain names registered at GoDaddy as of 10/1/2014, ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (and/or the associated ccTLD authority), requires that we ask you to review your contact data and make any changes necessary.

    What is considered sufficient info for whois?
    name, email, phone number is correct,
    didn't put address and others

    Heard many stories, What happened when whois if fake, does godaddy send you a reminder notice before they delete your domain?

    Even if purchase whois privacy, and wrote fake whois , is it considered fake too?
     
  2. SharkServers

    SharkServers Regular Member

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    Just make it believable. There are many sites that allow you to generate fake info, such as www.fakenamegenerator.com

    Annual WHOIS verification is absolutely normal and all registrars are required to ask their customers to check that the details are correct. Of course, they will NOT ask you to provide scan of passport or anything - as long as the info looks legitimate, you're fine. Just in case, you can always claim that the domain is registered for a friend or client of yours, if they start asking questions, but in my (quite long) career in hosting, no registrar has ever asked for any proof regarding WHOIS being correct.

    As for you last question - yes. A fake WHOIS info, even with WHOIS privacy, is still fake WHOIS. Again - make it believable, and you're fine.
     
  3. boombaby7

    boombaby7 Junior Member

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    I got notified from godaddy about 2 weeks ago. The problem was easy to fix. Here is what happened:

    I originally put fake whois info for a godaddy registered domain. Subsequently, they requested that I send them verification, such as a id or passport. So what I do did was, I changed my account and whois details back to my real information. I then took a pic of my id, emailed them. Within 4-5 hours they emailed me back and said I am good to go.

    After that, I then changed my whois and godaddy account info back to fake information and haven't heard from them ever since :)

    So if this happens, just send in your id and stuff and then change your whois info back to fake details after they verify you.

    Lol, it's nothing to worry about..
     
  4. raheelb

    raheelb Registered Member

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    thats alot of changing :D
     
  5. boombaby7

    boombaby7 Junior Member

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    not rly man, it honestly wasn't that much of a hassle.
     
  6. imserious

    imserious Senior Member

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    @hilboy - its a routine email which is sent by every domain registrar. There is nothing to worry about. Ignore it.
     
  7. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    I don't fake my registrar data, people are becoming way to paranoid...
     
  8. hatblackguy

    hatblackguy Regular Member

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    email is nothing to worry about, basically "IF" you would like to update your details
    like for example, telephone number, address

    common things really people go through now and again
     
  9. Valley

    Valley Newbie

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    The whois is supposed to be real contact info, whether you use privacy or not. It is possible that the Registrar can suspend a domain name if there was a invalid whois submission made, and or if it appears to be fake. And then it can be a hassle to get it back.