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Use real info for domain registration?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by peterlolz, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. peterlolz

    peterlolz Junior Member

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    Hey,
    well do you enter your real personal information if you register a domain ( / a hosting plan eg at hostgator) or do you just enter some fakenamegenerator.com stuff if you start black and/or white hat sites or what do you do to hide your identity.

    peterlolz
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I use my real name for registrations, but put a WHOIS guard on all my domains. I believe namecheap.com offer this service free so I'd try them...

    Edit: apologies as fatboy noted, it's namecheap not name.com...
     
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  3. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    Always put real info on domains - if someone has it in for you and knows you have false info on the reg they can easily get your domain pulled.

    Like meathead said, whois protect everything - Namecheap do free whois protection for the first year with all domains bought.
     
  4. kouxx

    kouxx Junior Member

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    use real info.
    AND WHOIS guard

    i used fake info and when someone was about to take legal action he had the wrong adress. fake data made it even worse.
     
  5. alantan

    alantan Newbie

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    use only real info
     
  6. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    Real information if you don't want to loose your domain..... For some shady stuff you can use fake info but be ready you may loose it any time depending upon your luck....
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    I go with real info and I had no problems for years, but I never did shady biz
     
  8. victor1234

    victor1234 Registered Member

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    Yeah use real info and get WHOIS guard if you want to protect it.

    In addition to namecheap mentioned above, registering a domain through Google Apps for $10 includes WHOIS protection included. At GoDaddy it's an additional expense of about $10/year on top of the domain registration.

    Namecheap is probably the all-around best/cheapest option, though if you were registering domains for more than the first year (namecheap is free for the first year only), you'd save a few dollars going with Google Apps. Though if you go that route you'd sacrifice some advanced DNS options like setting your own nameservers.