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What can you do over Inaccurate Whois?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by bigchow, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. bigchow

    bigchow Junior Member

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    I heard from some domainname guru videos that they kicked ass their competitors whenever they found any funny things on their domains' whois record.

    I didn't note much of the details as I thought it was not my war zone.

    Now I have this client on a niche market which seems to has one competitor dominating the top-10 on every of a bunch of my clients target keywords. The SEO works done on the competitor's domains are very good, a pro job.

    The only weak point I found is its whois records. All their domains state the Registrant Address/City/Province/State/Postal Code addresses in UK while their country put CN. Phone number is UK and fax number CN, or both CN.

    Any chance I can take them down, at least for a while, so I can get my client to head the league?

    Do I just submit this for one per domain?

    hxxp://reports.internic.net/cgi/registrars/problem-report.cgi

    What else you will suggest me to do in this battle?

    ;)
     
  2. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    How about telling your "client" to improve his shitty site?
     
  3. CallItLikeIseeIt

    CallItLikeIseeIt BANNED BANNED

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    nothing. Stop focusing on how you can take down your competition and worry about how you can raise yourself.
     
  4. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Stop making promises to your client you cant keep.
     
  5. bigchow

    bigchow Junior Member

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    Oh, the client is serious as they have made a good budget to improve their rankings. My team is optimizing the site. We are outsourcing few jobs to other SEO experts on content creation and link building. All the white-hat work possible are moving in progress. Just they will take months to see full returns.

    My client's site and domain name are both new born. We are working on this site from nil indexed page on google. We have full confidence on our capability to bring it among the top-10 and even top-3 serps. Just we wish to see it happens sooner than later.

    On the other hands, my clients products are almost identical to its competitors. When both of them are on top-10, they will inevitably turn into price war eventually. It is not much of my business then, but if possible I will prefer them to spend the money on me for another SEO projects.
     
  6. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    Don't waste your time or your clients' time on an invalid whois complaint or series of complaints. It's really pretty lame and nowhere near what I would consider "SEO" (I'm not endorsing or getting into the merits of valid whois info, just saying that if that's all you got, you need to reconsider your strategy and your "team" working for your "client").

    I've seen way odder things on whois records, certain TLD's have certain nexus agreements that include geo-locale requirements is one example of why. And the odds of getting them "taken down" via a whois complaint are pretty low if they are as professional as you say they are.
     
  7. Bostoncab

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    Doesnt work.. not even worth trying. The only thing I can say about whois is recently I tried to contact an owner of a domain and the email bounced back and then the phone number was disconected.
    The domain was registered with Godaddy and I contacted them and asked if they could pass along that I wanted to discuss buying the domain with him. They complied and charged the guy $10.00 for having inaccurate whois. WOOPSIE!
    Guy was so angry he said he would sell the domain but not to me and has never responded to another email again!
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  8. pyronaut

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    Who is it registered by?

    Not that i reccomend it, but if its GoDaddy. They are usually pretty over-reactive.