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Privacy Whois is Public! Prove Inside :)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by N1ckG2, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. N1ckG2

    N1ckG2 Regular Member

    Dec 17, 2011
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    Do you think privacy whois helps you fool Google? Think again!

    I have a domain at NameCheap with WhoisGuard enabled. I wanted to list this domain on Godaddy Action. You know you have to verify ownership. I listed my domain and got an email:

    Then i changed the 'Forwarded to' email at NameCheap to mach the email i use with Godaddy and resubmitted the domain, guess what?

    And if Godaddy can see my email protected by WhoisGuard, then Google can see it too. :)
  2. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

    Nov 11, 2009
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    correlation does not equal causation.

    and besides, whoisguard isn't to prevent google from seeing things, it's to prevent spammers.

    I have never had a single problem with whoisguard, but then I also never use godaddy. or hostgator.

    GoDaddy and Hostgator: The Shanghai of the IM world.
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  3. iboga

    iboga Junior Member Premium Member

    Apr 2, 2009
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    google is regsitrar itself so they can access to complet whois database if they need !!! until now i don't see any correlation even on the same nich but it'll happend in the future !!
  4. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

    Apr 4, 2010
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    Whois database does NOT contain your real info if you used a whois privacy service. Use a linux command to check a whois server and you will see.

    Unless there is a secondary DB or an agreement between all registrars - never heard of one existing - it is impossible to find out real info without a court order. Well G is influential so if they want too they might through sheer influence. But that's besides the scope of this discussion.

    @OP your explanation is not very coherent or explicit so I actually dont understand your point. To me it looks like a misinterpretation from your side or omission of something you did in the process.
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  5. RedRover

    RedRover Registered Member

    Feb 27, 2012
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    Under ICANN regulations a registrar is required to provide a public whois database as well as keep another database that contains the registrant's contact information. So, the public whois database would show the whois guard information but the registrar still has to have a separate database which shows the info of the person who purchased the domain. This was put into place years ago after the RegisterFly debacle.

    My understanding is that google or anyone else can see the public whois data information but the underlying information about the actual registrant is kept on a separate database by the registrar which isn't visible to anyone.