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When Registering Domains, Do You Input Your Real Info?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BlackSeng, May 4, 2014.

  1. BlackSeng

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    Just wondering :p

    And isn't it illegal to use fake info when registering sites?
     
  2. DarkPixel

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    I actually use real info, but with private whois. Not sure if it's illegal though to use fake info. I was never asked by any registrar (godaddy and namecheap) for id to verify my name.
     
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    Nope, you wont find my real info on a whois :)
     
  4. switch_2012

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    Hi,
    Personally i use my real info and register all my domains with private registration, this way who.is wont show up any personal details in public. It really depends on you and what you will be doing on the site. In my case worse case scenario is DMCA on a site so i am not bothered.
     
  5. BlackSeng

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    Hmm, true to that. Because I bump into an old thread in Blackhatworld and most members said they used fake info, except for authority sites that they have.

    Then I was wondering... would goDaddy or NameCheap even know if you're using fake info? There are so many users and how can they verify if the info you gave is real?
    Unlike webhosting where most of them require you to submit a copy of your national identification card or utility bill. And well, domain registrars don't ask for them.

    So anyone can jolly well just go to fakenamegenerator.com and submit fake info?
     
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    You're SUPPOSED to use your real info, although a lot of people don't for obvious reasons. If you're only worried about protecting your real name (which would be protected from most people by using private registration), you can either use your business name or register a DBA name for very little money with your state (if you're in the US - not sure how that works in other countries). One of my companies owns a DBA for the "fake name" that I use for a lot of purposes, so it's even legal for me to endorse checks made out to my "fake name."
     
  7. ZennoBlaster

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    For a blackhat site, I was using the name and address of a UK prime minister for years. No issues.
     
  8. DaQuark

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    it all depends on what you're up to. If you're doing serious blackhat, you don't want to put your real name. but be aware that they eventually find out and get your account suspended. if this ever does happen, no worries: just open up another one :cool:

    if you're into white hat, you might wanna put your real info because there is no reason they would shut down your account.

    btw: I personally follow this rule - for white hat sites I don't mind putting my real name, for blackhat methods I always use fake names