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the best way of getting a private who.is query

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by devilsoldcoats, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. devilsoldcoats

    devilsoldcoats Newbie

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    hi guys, im setting up a couple of websites and have already bought domains from joker.com. now i want my true address to be hidden on a who.is search. im not doing anything untoward with the websites exactly, i just dont want any old joe to be able to see my exact name and location. what's the best way of doing this?

    i see some sites use privacyprotect.org but when i go to their site although it says their service is free, i cant see any sign-up link or how to use the service. i figured you guys would be the best to ask. what's the best course of action to do this. thanks for any input!
     
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  2. seomanifest

    seomanifest Regular Member

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    Just use a free email address and make up the other details, I have done this before and it works.
     
  3. devilsoldcoats

    devilsoldcoats Newbie

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    thanks somanifest, see i have already bought the domains but would like to use a system like i see others do with privacyprotect.org but im clueless as to how to implement it. they're site doesnt give me any pointers. im not worried about people at joker.com having my actual details, i just dont want joe public to be able to run a who.is query and see who i am. i know i could change the contact details to what-ever i want but i guess i dont understand the actual ramifications of falsifying details.
     
  4. seomanifest

    seomanifest Regular Member

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    joker will always have your real data, just fill in the fake data for the domain (billing, technical and administrative) that should do it
     
  5. devilsoldcoats

    devilsoldcoats Newbie

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    and no-one will get on my case about it? i thought falsifying contact information was not allowed by icann and hosts are compelled to make sure the information was correct no?

    also do you know what i have to do to implement the privacyprotect.org service or one similar?
     
  6. Aremys

    Aremys Regular Member

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    Namecheap accepts funds from unverified Paypal accounts for purchasing their domains with a free 1-year private whois.

    You can also enter fake infos in both your unverified Paypal account and namecheap account BTW. I tried it already and it works.
     
  7. ernesthemingway

    ernesthemingway Regular Member

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    LoL where did you do that? Godaddy sends an email to fix up the address or confirm it...
     
  8. Uncle Kracker

    Uncle Kracker Registered Member

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    They usually do that by sending out an email once a year. Nothing says that the domain owner has to be named as the technical, admin and billing contact - they will just be your 'employees'. If you have a company name or another website URL you should be able to change the registrant details to one of those names with no problems.

    Doing the above is essentially the same thing and its free. The main thing is to have a working email address and a valid credit card (doesn't matter who's card it is) when renewal time comes around.
     
  9. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    Don't enter false info. It's one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a website owner.

    ICANN has the right to cease any domain that has falsified information; and trust me, they exercise that right. I've seen some of the court cases, and they are brutal, you won't win.

    I'd say use namecheap, as they offer whois protection for free.
     
  10. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    That's not true.

    Depending on how many names you have, they will email, call, or snail mail you.

    "Employees" also have to renew yearly, and if ICANN wants to, they can require proof.

    I don't know why you'd need to screw with this info anyway. Private WhoIs is legal, and extraordinarily cheap. Just do it right. If they want, they'll find out who you are anyway, no matter your registered info.
     
  11. Uncle Kracker

    Uncle Kracker Registered Member

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    Everyone has their own experiences. I've always registered my domains through G*Daddy and never received anything more than an annual email asking to verify that the info is correct. Maybe my mail was returned? Maybe my phone was disconnected? Good for nothing employee up and quit?

    Point is there has never been a problem unless they could not email me or my credit card info. was not up to date. Also, if I own the company name and/or website they can be registrant if that's the way I want to set it up. No?

    You don't need to know why someone would want to screw with the info., but, apparently the OP is even extraordinarily cheaper than you have imagined since he wants basic privacy for free.

    Alot of things could happen, that's life. :fencing:
     
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    does anyone recommand joker.com?
     
  13. baliboy

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    moniker give you free private whois for 1 year..