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Remove my name from those data scraping whois sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jon_xx_x, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This website lists my name and email and domains I used to own, here is an example:

    http:[email protected]

    It shows up in the top five results for my real name and personal email, which I do not want my domains listed, especially past domains.

    They have a request to remove link on their site, but from reading their FB page, they don't do anything. Seems even with people that added privacy they still have their info listed. Shadiest part is they make you like the page before you can request your info removed, then they don't even do anything about it.

    Is there any way to get this removed? I don't want to move it down, or bump up other sites, I don't even want it in 20 or 30th spot, so that would be way too much work.
     
  2. TheSEOWizard

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    It is a bit surprising how they are finding the owners. All the domains listed in my name there in the website have domain privacy and are at different registrars. If they can see through domain privacy and publish the information publicly, then it is really scary. I rarely purchase domains without privacy. If they can see through the privacy then it might be really problematic as the whole privacy process would not be beneficial.
     
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    If they can do that, there are 2 issues, first why you want to pay for Whois Privacy and 2 Google will be able to see it too!!!
     
  4. onlineonly

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    They can't see who owns a domain if using privacy.
     
  5. TheSEOWizard

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    The only case it might be because at times I keep the domain without privacy for a few seconds before registering for privacy. In some domain registrars (name.com for example where I am in their Investors Club which provides extra coupons and discounts if I maintain a large domain portfolio), they provide separate coupons for discounts and others for domain privacy. So, I use the regular (Investors Club) coupons at first to register the domain. Once I complete the registration, I register/renew the domain privacy too within the next few seconds (it does not take to paypal but is inside the website and so, hardly takes a few seconds) with a second coupon. So, it is only for a few seconds that the domain might not have privacy. I would be surprised if anyone scans the domain whois within those few seconds.

    But then there are domains I see at other registrars too where I renew the privacy and domain instantly. Not sure why that is showing up. If they can see through domain privacy, then it might be a bit scary and risky for PBN etc. in the future. I have hundreds of domains and it is showing up my information for only 4. All those four have domain privacy when I check manually. Not sure but would like to know where and how is this website collecting the whois information from.
     
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    That's what I was thinking - maybe they captured the info before the domain privacy kicked in.

    Would be scary thought if anyone could break through domain privacy, but it would surprise me if they could (aside from the above theory).

    As to what you can do, hmm not much I don't think - pushing them down was my first thought, but you said that's not good enough.

    No point trying to get their sites delisted or anything, I guess they are too well established for that.

    I suppose the only other options are contacting them and hoping for a reply, and failing that, putting together, or at least threatening, some legal action.
     
  7. onlineonly

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    Yeah its probably that you had privacy turned off at some point and thats how they manage to connect the domains to you. I checked my godaddy email as well and I have about 50 domains there and only 3 showed up and they are the only one I dont have privacy on.
     
  8. jon_xx_x

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    Mine was mostly the privacy expired. But some of these domains have been expired for over a year and they are still connecting it to my name/email.
     
  9. Sophie

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    Same here. My data was captured by Whoisology and Website Informer.

    I tried to submit a complaint to Google stating that my personal particulars were published on their site. It's a DMCA complaint or something, I forgot. Surprisingly, Google rejected my request and said that "as long as the data is available online, anyone can access them. Therefore, your request has been declined."

    However, what I DID found out is if you were to register for a WHOISGUARD on your already-whois-scraped-site, gradually as their scrapers scrape your site again your data will be removed from their database.

    HTH