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Privacy - WhoisGuard Enough?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by annex110, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. annex110

    annex110 Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to set up a domain with Namecheap, I'm going to use this for some YouTube traffic I'm sending to CPA offers. Nothing too bad but I don't want to enable anyone to find my name and details through Google for example. Is it ok if I set up my account with a fake name and address? Maybe buy it with WhoisGuard? Would that really hide my private info from the net (I know that they can get it through my paying method and my IP etc if I am in a lawsuit but that's not what it's about). I don't want my boss and colleagues for example to see...

    Hope that makes sense!

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. shailzrocks

    shailzrocks Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No general user can see your details if you enable Who.is protection.
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    But you have to buy and get it protected immediately otherwise troll sites like DomainTools will grab your whois and archive it for anyone to see in the future.

    Also, if you're doing something dodgy where they may contact NameCheap then you're better of using fake details as whois protection isn't foolproof.
     
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  4. annex110

    annex110 Newbie

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    Ok, thanks! I believe that's all then what's needed for privacy at the moment? I mean CPA offers are not illegal or anything but it would be nice to have some safety. Nothing more I need to be aware of?
     
  5. AlexaR

    AlexaR Junior Member Premium Member

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    Do buy it as enabled immediately and you'll be safe from anyone seeing your whois, if you truly don't think you'll be doing anything dodgy that might require someone trying to find your true information for legal reasons, it is always better to use real info as to avoid losing your domain name if they for some reason want to verify your identity and then you can't prove you're you, you could always use a PO Box or similar for extra privacy, but whois as a standard measure should be enough :)
     
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    Gogol Elite Member

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    WhoisGuard is more than enough...
     
  7. annex110

    annex110 Newbie

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    Hey you are the best, really outstanding support from you! So let's face it: I'll do the following:

    - Create videos
    - Upload to YouTube (Buy accounts)
    - Set up subdomains for my new domain
    - forward these to my CPA links

    Would you consider that dodgy? I mean, yeah CPA stuff is kind of a rip off but nothing illegal right?
     
  8. AlexaR

    AlexaR Junior Member Premium Member

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    Think you should be fine :) people choose to fill out the forms so the CPA legal issues are covered by the sponsors themselves, what might be a bit worrying are copyright issues, depending on what you upload/what you're giving them after they fill out the CPA offer.

    I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to copyright issues, especially if you're based in UK/US it might be better to do a search for 'get around copyright' or something like that, as I'm sure there'll be loads of useful info buried in the different forums :) best of luck!
     
  9. halfpoint

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    If you're really worried then get a PO Box and use that as the address, but also enable privacy.

    As long as you're not doing anything illegal just having privacy will be fine (But get it at the same time you register the domain) but get a PO Box as well if you want 0% chance of your real address showing up anywhere.
     
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    depends which tld, with .co.uk you can hide details without buying whois safegaurd, but you can protect your identity with whois safegaurd, I have it on my several domains, don't worry.
     
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    innovalist Supreme Member Premium Member

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    I am not really sure that if you buy "Who is Guard" is enough for hiding your identity/or personal information would be enough unless you have tried it and see the results later on. Setting up a fake name and etc. would be the best for you.
     
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    Boul Dous Junior Member

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    .Damn, that's exactly what I thought would happened. Bought some domains but didn't have the budget for privacy originally.
     
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    a*c|3%n|h8c/a3*lb9l7 Newbie

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    simple answer: yes and no.
    No it's not enough.
    Yes because you can never be 100% safe.
     
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    As long as you do nothing even dodgy it's all good. I run multiple sites on my own name, but everything semi-shady stuff always goes with WHOIS privacy. I know that's not a bulletproof thing, but as I never go for anything illegal it's quite enough.
     
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    Namecheap gives 1 year free WHOIS protection on new .com registrations, so it's a no-brainer for me.