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What does NS1.URL.com mean?Nd how to hide my hosting provider like that

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by clposterboy, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. clposterboy

    clposterboy Junior Member

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    I have a site which is posting some copyrighted content daily.
    My competitors site got taken out by various hosting provider.
    But now when I do a whois his name servers shown are
    NS1.HisURL.com
    NS2.HisURL.com
    I know which hosting he is using as I know him personally,but I am not able to figure out how did he do that like NS1.HisURL.com instead of NS1.Hostingprovidername.com
    ANy help appreciated as I also want to hide my hosting in the whois information like that?
    Did he setup a dedicated server or something like that with that hosting provider or what?Please help me figure out the same.Thanks in advance
     
  2. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if you mean you want to hide your ns, you have to ask your hosting provider to get "private NS" so your NS may become ns1.yourdomain.com or ns2.yourdomain.com
     
  3. AtAllCosts

    AtAllCosts Junior Member

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    If I'm understanding what you need correctly then theres a service offered by
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    that does what you need. Also, I am in no way shape or form affiliated with them, I found out about them in the 4hr Work Week book and have used one of their services myself.
     
  4. mackay22

    mackay22 Regular Member

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    all my domains point to my own private NS, which is one of my domains with private whois.

    I use a VPS to do this, its a normal setup on VPS
     
  5. clposterboy

    clposterboy Junior Member

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    Can you explain a bit about that?
    So do I need to register for a hosting provider or do you host your stuff yourself in your server?
     
  6. Petrel

    Petrel Registered Member

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    I think you can achieve this by creating an A record pointing ns1.mydomain.com to the IP of ns1.host.com (add the other nameservers as well). Make sure you keep them updated.

    Just so you know: this will not hide the host. If the user runs a reverse IP lookup on the IP you are pointing to, chances are he'll see ns1.host.com. A whois request for your IP will also show the host.

    Also, takedown requests are likely to be sent to the abuse email listed for your IP, so doing this will not keep you safe.
     
  7. clposterboy

    clposterboy Junior Member

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    Can you tell me how to do a reverse IP lookup in the URL pointing to?
    He has his ns1.hisurl.com when I do a whois search.I want to know how he did it and I also want to do the same.But i know he is using a hosting provider which was shown in the whois search few days ago.
     
  8. Petrel

    Petrel Registered Member

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    Sure, I can tell you. But Google could have also answered your question.

    Like I said, you need to create an "A record" (add a subdomain ns1, ns2 and have them point to the IP addresses of ns1.host.com, ns2.host.com).

    Find the IP of ns1.domain.com by pinging it. Then run a reverse IP lookup.
    Reverse IP: http://remote.12dt.com/
     
  9. theconfidenceman

    theconfidenceman Regular Member

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    the real solution is to host in coutries that don't care. some hosts will take you down if they get 1 email, others may take more than that. Its rumored that hosts in China will allow copyright material to be hosted.
     
  10. clposterboy

    clposterboy Junior Member

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    Can I reclaim my blog even if its taken down?
    Will the host allow me to backup the contents of my blog?
     
  11. boffmaster

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    If you buy your domain from a different place than you host it you should be Ok. You just keep a backup of your stuff. If you get shutdown then you just ftp it up to a new hosting provider account and then login to your registrar account and point to the new nameservers.
     
  12. andreybl

    andreybl Registered Member

    That's misunderstanding. Most hosts in every country, even china, will refuse to keep your server up if you cause trouble for them or they get abuse emails. You need blackhat hosting.

    NS1.url.com or similar is just the nameserver. With some registrars you can use their nameservers (just add A record), with some you need to host your own dns server. Google will help you.

    But it will not hide much, if thats what you are thinking.
     
  13. clposterboy

    clposterboy Junior Member

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    Atleast I would like to know how they do it.
    Can you give me a guide showing the whole process of how to do it?Like you said about Arecord etc?
     
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    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    These articles might help you
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    http://help.godaddy.com/article/5948
    http://help.godaddy.com/article/668
    
     
  15. mointernet

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    First of all, having a private nameserver in the form of NS1.URL.com will not help to hide your hosting provider, a reverse check will reveal the IP address of the host. Having NS1.URL.com is just to beautify by having your own custom URL if you are not hosting your own nameservers.

    If your domains are hosted on GoDaddy, you can change it pretty easily without touching your DNS settings.
     
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    you can use whoishostingthis.com and you can clearly see who everyone is being hosted by.
     
  17. mackay22

    mackay22 Regular Member

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    all over complicating things :eek:

    VPS = $10 pm

    Cheap .info domain = $1-2 pa

    Your own IP addresses = $1 pm

    Learning how to use google = Priceless


    :D

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    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=setup+nameservers+on+VPS&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
    notice result 3 and result 4, both explaining how to do it with free cpanel solutions.
     
  18. Ksvs25

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    Its damn easy if u bought ur domain by Name.Com
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  19. appleman

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    private name servers doesnt do much.

    http://www.whoishostingthis.com/ as well as a traceroute will show the actual isp.
     
  20. Lancez

    Lancez Regular Member

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    If i buy dedicated IP from my host?

    Will it solve the problem?