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Removing Whois info after site is registered

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Fireboltgirl, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Fireboltgirl

    Fireboltgirl Regular Member

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    The very first site I registered (just last year) has all my details because at the time I didn't realise it was public information. Registered with name.com which I regret.

    How can I make it private asap?
     
  2. radi2k

    radi2k Junior Member

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    transfer your domain to another domain registrar where you can edit the whois information on your own. there are serveral out there. mostly these are reseller accounts or domain hosting only platforms. i just know some german registrars that offer this nice service. i'm always registering my domains with fake data.
     
  3. Fireboltgirl

    Fireboltgirl Regular Member

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    Ahh, ok thanks. Didn't know I could transfer over.

    *Can I just un-register it for free and ditch the domain?
    *Can anyone tell me if whois keeps the previous record on file for say.....3 months/a year/forever? (like a record of previous owners)
    *If so is it public, or do you need fancy skills to access that info?
     
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    catapult copy Registered Member

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    If you are at name.com they have private whois - for free! Seem like you never activated it. Not sure what will happen if you activate it now!
     
  5. Fireboltgirl

    Fireboltgirl Regular Member

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    Hi fellow Kiwi...what are you doing up at this time of night?

    Anyway, thanks. I couldn't see it on name.com ....which is why I switched to namecheap. Damn I hate making noob mistakes.

    EDIT: Now I remember. I had LOTS of trouble logging in because I don't have a static IP address. Some kind of security feature with name.com. TG namecheap don't have that issue.
     
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  6. radi2k

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    1. you can delete the domain. but be sure no domain grabber is faster than you and you'll never see it again.

    2. whois info are kept by the registrars on their own. of course there are also public sites that record domain movements and previous owners very well

    3. its easy to find such info even for noobs if you know how to use google :) "whois .name" or "whois history" or something similar.

    next time you better think before registering a domain for you gray- or blackhat-business :D