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WHOIS privacy, is it a must?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by rtraphic, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. rtraphic

    rtraphic Regular Member

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    Hey guys. I wanted to ask if WHOIS privacy was really a must. I wanna take advantage of godaddy coupons to get domains for less than 2$ but those don't come with WHOIS privacy included.


    I want the domains to build up local sites, and sites to put ads on them (local ads).


    So, do you think WHOIS privacy would be a MUST for these cases?
     
  2. Sugirl

    Sugirl Regular Member

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    uhm exactly why do u think it's a must?
     
  3. starvinmarvin14

    starvinmarvin14 Regular Member

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    It seems there have been some recent cases of websites getting hit with penguin by grouping together WHOIS info. That means that if one of your websites gets hit, all of them will. But, it is still early since the last penguin update and this might not be the case. So if you plan on doing blackhat seo, then I would recommend it.

    Otherwise, it is still good to have for privacy. I don't protect any whitehat websites though.
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes privacy is a must these days, not only because of Google, but for several other reasons like scammers and ID theft. Lots of data can be mined off domain name whois data.
     
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  5. rtraphic

    rtraphic Regular Member

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    So it is worth payin 100$ for 10 domains rather than 20$ for the WHOIS extra right? Isn't it possible to fake the data?
     
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    acidol2 Supreme Member

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    Yeah, you can fake the data with random generators. But just lookout for Icann, because I had a domain that went down for a few days due to fake info, and I had to change it to real info for verification. Its up now, but still. Just a warning ;p. I dont think it happens that often though.
     
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    If you're just creating churn n burn sites there are probably cheaper techniques. If you're going for the mid long run then privacy is a must.
     
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    I would figure if it's a long term site, I'd like to use Privacy.
     
  9. rajiced

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    If you want your contact info available to everyone on web then you don't need whois..
    If you want to protect your info then whois is must
     
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    amplifier#1 Newbie

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    I think it is a must to protect your privacy once your whois data becomes public there is no coming back it will be archived in thousands of whois data scrapers database forever.
     
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    At times I've gotten by w/ my company name & a PO Box, but higly recommend using a WhoIs. NameCheap offers it for only 99 cents.
     
  12. TheNuts

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    If you prefer receiving spam emails, don't use WHOIS protection ;-)
     
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    Namecheap.com also offers free privacy on all registrations, renewals and transfers
     
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    you'll get unbeleivale amounts of spam mail if you don't use it
     
  15. Techxan

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    Local sites do not need privacy. Local business owners ant to be found and associated with their website.

    If you have just a few sites, privacy does not matter.
     
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    It's good to have domain privacy but it's certainly not a 'must'. On the other hand, there is something even better than private whois, different whois. Just change it when you pay for each domain
     
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    Well if its a blackhat site, u defintely need whois privacy. If white hat, 50 50 for me.
     
  19. Prince Oliver

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    You guys have made me paranoid now, why to hide whois in white hat sites...
     
  20. hopsie2

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    more of a personal preference but people need privacy for so many "private" reasons. If you dont have a "private" reason, then why spend extra kush