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Real estate scraping site - Registrant & TLD?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ambassy, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Ambassy

    Ambassy BANNED BANNED

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    I'm almost finished with my custom coded real estate listing site (a national one).

    The monetization scheme is basic, landlords can list their real estates for free and people looking for a real estate to rent can browse the real estates for free but will have to subscribe in order to view the contact details of the landlords.

    However, my backend is constantly gonna be scraping the current competitors real estate listings (including the contact info since I have paid access to all of them).
    Naturally this is not a legal as plenty of previous similar legal cases has demonstrated (the pattern seems to be that the scraper always loses).

    Therefore I'm gonna be looking to host my site, preferably as anonymously as possible and at a registrant&domain that doesn't get taken down by DMCA complaints.

    I have never had the need to register a domain for these cases so what domain registrant and TLD would you suggest me to use?
     
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  2. ThopHayt

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    Well any reputable big boy host will likely respond to complaints. Is this a USA site?
     
  3. Ambassy

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    Yes that's what I expected. Anyways I'm mostly concerned with the domain and the domain registrant. The host can always be switched, should it be needed, while the domain is a brandable static entity (I cannot afford to lose the domain once my site has been established).

    The site is gonna operate in a small European country with relatively few competitors (<5).



    On a sitenote, I have thought of multiple ways to somehow partly legalize the process (especially the payment part, since I don't want the local IRS on my tail as well for money laundering/tax evasion).
    Therefore I thought of the following scenario:
    I register an offshore domain (I still need suggestions regarding this) who will ignore DMCA complaints.
    I then create a national payment processing site (registered in my name & business), which the illegal real estate site uses to process its payments.

    That how I can lawfully run the monetization part of the business without worrying about the IRS and I'll be legally free of any trouble of the copyright infringing real estate site (assuming the domain is bulletproof) since they are just one of my clients as a payment processing site.

    The con of this approach is that it will require a lot of further developing time, especially seeing as the option of SMS payments seem to be mandatory in this business.



    I could really use some input on these matters.
     
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