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Possible to register a domain anonymously?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Brolly, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Brolly

    Brolly Newbie

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    Hi

    I want to register a domain and would prefer if people couldn't whois me. Is that possible?

    Thanks
     
  2. twistedtrick

    twistedtrick Power Member

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    If you buy through Google their domains are $10 with private registration included (they just use GoDaddy), I think Namecheap is similar. Otherwise most registrars offer private whois for an additional fee.
     
  3. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    Yes, it is possible.

    Namecheap does this for free, you just have the select the option.
     
  4. lelando

    lelando Junior Member

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    just use namecheap I bought a domain the other day and got free whois guard with my domain to prevent people from seeing my info when doing a whois search on my domain names
     
  5. ugjunk

    ugjunk Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Buy a Whois Guard, it's going to cost you only $2-3 I think. Use Namecheap as registerer and while checking out they would provide you an option. 1st year whois guard is free.
     
  6. ExpressFans

    ExpressFans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    For private domain registration I'd also suggest you go for namecheap.com
    Godaddy is a great registrar but you'll be charged almost the same price as the actual domain just for the whois protection.
     
  7. diff11

    diff11 Newbie

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    You can sometimes get free vouchers for private registrations with Godaddy. Those work well.
     
  8. joeemslie

    joeemslie Junior Member

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    namecheap FTW.
     
  9. jaerehan

    jaerehan Elite Member

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    new ip (proxy or dsl) + vcc + namecheap , sometimes they mess it up and ask for ID, but 90% of the time it works.
     
  10. RacerXar

    RacerXar Junior Member

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    right, Virtual Credit Card + NameCheap will do the job
     
  11. Cas87

    Cas87 Regular Member

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    depends on the domain too, if for example, you was to buy a co uk or eu and you register as a private person they don't show your details... details only show for a company or organisation

    I think if you display ads you may class as a company or organisation, not 100% on that one

    I bought 4 eu from name(com) and 1 eu from godaddy and both displayed all my info, i emailed both reigstrars & eurid.eu to get this info removed and name.com managed it within 24 hours, godaddy i'm still waiting on..
     
  12. kasji

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    namecheap :D
     
  13. CloneX

    CloneX Power Member

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    +1 for NC.
     
  14. timmylang

    timmylang Junior Member

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    i use godaddy + private registration which is $9.99... so yea, it'll work.
     
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    HazardPT Registered Member

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    Better to buy domain names from bulletproof hosters who provide domain services. Your domain gets bullshit name that is the same for 1000's of other domains :p
     
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    cloakme Regular Member Premium Member

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    This is what I was doing but it looks like namecheap is the place to go. I will have to check it out.
     
  17. Brolly

    Brolly Newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies, guys.

    I use a paid vpn service for my IP address, so that's sorted I think. I've not heard of VCC before but I'll look into it.
     
  18. Brolly

    Brolly Newbie

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    Two shouts for this combination now and lots for namecheap. It's reassuring to get numbers saying the same thing.

    Thanks for the other suggestions guys, I'll look into them if this combo doesn't work out.
     
  19. maestropanda

    maestropanda Junior Member

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    Lol... I'm surprised people are not recommending internet.bs
     
  20. Brolly

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    You're saying it's not possible?