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WHOIS Privacy vs. Fake WHOIS Info

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MySeoEmail, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. MySeoEmail

    MySeoEmail Regular Member

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    What is your opinion on using these methods when registering domains for a PBN. I get both but from what I read it seems like everyone says use the WHOIS privacy option. Seems like a huge footprint if every domain for your PBN has WHOIS privacy.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. mickyfu

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    Have you ever had to verify your identity to a registrar? I for one have not. Is one of your PBN sites that important out of 100s of them? Personally I go for a mix, looks a bit obvious if they are all private.
     
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    I'd say ya make a few (perhaps your most important?) private but all of them private is a footprint. Might not matter now but we know from the past Google eventually catches on by footprints you leave. I don't think you'll have an issue with fakes, I've never in my life had to prove who I was to a host/registrar.
     
  4. myfault

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    If i buy the cheap domain from godaddy or any other sites for PBN, can i give fake details in whois, if i don't have want to use private whois?
     
  5. zebrahat

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    How about using both, as in supplying pseudonym info for an registrar account offering whois privacy? That gives you double privacy, from both the privacy (so others don't find your info and bug you) and the fake data (so the registrar doesn't rent your data).

    But if you're going to use faux info alone, as advised above, use a number of different registrars (thus different IPs). Test out which registration site comes back and demands ID verification by buying the cheapest domains offered (like those $1 first year deals, usually for .info or other lower quality TLDs). Then, once it's clear you can get away with fake WHOIS data, use those sites to register your .com.
     
  6. mickyfu

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    Give details of people you know, so if anything needs verifying, you may be able to bullshit them into doing it for you.
     
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    Its based on the importance. But mostly I use private whois
     
  8. ibl0x

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    Just buy domain on namecheap they have a free private whois for a year in which you can use a fake info for what you put into your whois once it's expires :)
     
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    It is all about the question: is the domain&server important for you?
    If you answer yes, then you should not lie.
     
  11. pseudonym

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    i prefer to cal it 'fictitious' rather than 'fake' but yeah... i'd go 100% with made-up details
     
  12. Hubcapster

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    I think fake info would be non adherence to ICANN
     
  13. Hubcapster

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    If the domain has potential, then long term , if some big offer comes along then fake credentials might be an issue....just a scenario to think about.
     
  14. Hubcapster

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    Once I was doing Whois lookup for a website, they used some solid 3rd part Whois privacy provider based in Cayman Islands