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Whois Protection DMCA bust proof

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by nutserious, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. nutserious

    nutserious Power Member

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    Does having whois protection on domain name protect my domain hosting company from DMCA dogs? Even if the content is hosted on "onshore" Web hosting company?
     
  2. Gogol

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    Domain names are regulated by ICANN, so you can never be sure.. There's nothing called a "DMCA bust proof" registrar. Some country specific domains are much harder to take down ( refer to sites like piratebay) but I am not sure how that is done. for the most popular extensions like .com and .net, you can be taken down if a DMCA is filed against you. No one can guarantee you anything bulletproof, even if you have whois protection.
     
  3. momin90909

    momin90909 Junior Member

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    No Whois protection is just meant to be a mask to your identity. It has no such purpose like saving you from DMCA etc.
     
  4. nutserious

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    Didn't know that. I thought ICANN involved only when some serious shit was going down like drug trade, child porn etc.
     
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    Ahha, I bet you never took IM seriously (neither the IMers ;) ).
     
  6. nutserious

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    I never actually worked in DMCA red zone before. New field for. Me, people do say it's lucrative.
     
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    Hmm quite evident ^_^
    What I tried to mean is the fact that you can be taken down anytime no matter what. :)
     
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    This is practically impossible.WHOIS guard on the domain,can protect your real information from getting exposed to public,but certainly not from authorities.
     
  9. nutserious

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    thanks. might look into other ways.