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So what's the deal with registering a domain name with fake info?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by rayanman10, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. rayanman10

    rayanman10 Junior Member

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    i was going to write an intro but i feel so lazy and tired to tell my story.

    so lets cut to the chase, how much trouble am I in if I were to use a fake info to register a domain name? Has anyone ever done it? Please share your experiences.

    Cheers.
     
  2. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Have around 6 to 10 domains all with 100% fake info even though I have WHOIS protection. :lmao:
    You can't get into any real big trouble but you are in a big risk of losing your domain('s)
    when they try and contact you and they see you've input fake details. They will tell you to
    update your information and if you don't they have the legal right to take the domain away from you.
    So anyway once I get a business address then I will change my fake details to real for legal purposes. :)
     
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  3. virtualgeorge

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    Well the whole point of using fake info is too NOT get in trouble right? So don't use your own cc or paypal to make the purchase. I just did it and used a pre-paid credit card to buy it with so ALL info involved is fake, even the purchaser.

    When you get a pre-paid credit card you still have to activate that and they ask for all your personal info so you have to give them something that can be verified. Took me a couple of tries before I was able to get it activated.

    Using info from fNG didn't work so I just found a persons info by doing a whois on a website and used that and a gmail I created and was able to activate the card.

    I also do it through a vpn.
     
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  4. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    I don't do fake registration anymore because godaddy give free whois protection if you buy at least 5 bulk .infos, but the point is protection and prevent people from tracking you down. You will not get in trouble for fake registration, but if your register finds out they will ask you to update your information or cancel your domain.
     
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  5. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    :lmao: If you are going to use fake details to register a domain then don't get yourself bothered with going into the hassle of using a VPN or proxies... lol there is no need for them unless you are going to do something illegal with your domain which I would not encourage you to do.
     
  6. berrycorp

    berrycorp Guest

    its no big deal... at most the imaginary person who holds the domain will loose the domain if somebody reports him/her to ICAN.. which is a lengthy process and nobody does...

    so dont freaking care.. and put in any BS u want to... if its a $7 domain!

    if its worth a lot and u think somebody will report u so that they can get a hand on the domain get privacy protection! nothing bad will happen then!
     
  7. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    That is not true, I don't do and never have done illegal activities when I used to fake details to register infos. When you do a lot of (legal) blackhat activites on a domain, you will get the occasion nut or loser, who will try to track you down using whois, ip, etc, and expose your details on the internet anywhere they can, which often attracts more nuts or losers. The last thing you want is some nut knowing where you live.

    You can never be too careful. Anyway I have my own setup with multiple proxies so it is no problem for me. Though, now today I mostly use proxies if a IP used is banned.
     
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    What is not true? I don't get you? What I said is 100% true. You don't need to bother yourself with using proxies etc. to use fake details...
    I wasn't talking about large amounts of domains I said "domain" or even a couple of domains. It depends what purpose you are registering the domain for. LOL
     
  9. blazen

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    Ok nevermind, I thought you was talking about something else. Free free to ignore the previous post. :D
     
  10. virtualgeorge

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    And just because godaddy gives you the whois protection doesn't mean that people still can't get it. You just have to know the right person to get the info so fake is better than protected, at least at godaddy, I know from experience.
     
  11. rayanman10

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    Thanks for the response guys! Rep added to all :)

    Just never done this before, normally for blackhat stuff i'd just buy a namecheap domain that comes with a free whoisguard, and for all corporate/company/legal sites i'd buy on godaddy. Just this time I don't wanna pay namecheap $8.81 for a new domain name to cover my tracks, I want it to look abit professional without those privacy protection.
     
  12. yarjar

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    Can never be too paranoid on the Internet IMO. Great thread though, put my mind a bit more at ease about using fake info. I remember one time I paid a lot of money for one of those private registration companies... much more cost effective to just fake it ;)
     
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  13. virtualgeorge

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    One of my clients wanted to find out who put up a site about him with taped phone conversations exposing some bad things he did. We found someone who was able to get the private whois info from godaddy. We live in the same town as godaddy and you just have to know someone who works there.
     
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    why not just register as private???
     
  15. garyrob

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    Well, the reason so many of us prefer not to register as private is simple: Money.

    Ya, it costs "extra" to make your info private. It if were a free ad on bonus, many more people would opt for it. I suspect this comment does not apply to namecheap, since i belive they allow first years "private" to be free.
     
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    I do a lot of viral type sites that are somewhat disposable so I normally dont pay for private registration (through GoDaddy). I use fake information and occasionally get an email from Godaddy about how i need to check and make sure the info is accurate. I have names that have been with them for years and have never been suspended.

    I have heard some stories of people losing their domains at Godaddy though. I would imagine it is due to some kind of legal complaint from another party.
     
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    I heard Private Registration can have negative effect on the domain in term of SEO especially new domains. I heard that's one of the reason google becoma a registrar to check on legitimacy of domain.

    But I don't know how far it's true tough.

    Anyone know more about this?