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Why people ask for privacy protect?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by amithbhawani, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. amithbhawani

    amithbhawani BANNED BANNED

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    They can out any fake info in whois rt?
     
  2. cataratas

    cataratas Junior Member

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    For any fake info to be outed as you put it takes a bit of effort but it's just easier to keep your real info hidden rather than create fake info. It's an alternative though of course.
     
  3. amithbhawani

    amithbhawani BANNED BANNED

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    but people put extr money to buy privcy protect
     
  4. cataratas

    cataratas Junior Member

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    Ah well. Internet BS and Namecheap (and some others) do it for free.
     
  5. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    Just to clarify that Namecheap offers only first year free while Internet BS has no limit
     
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  6. cataratas

    cataratas Junior Member

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    Thank you for that. In fact I did not realise that was so. That makes it very useful information. Gracias.
     
  7. Nut-Nights

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    You can go that way too But privacy protection is good.
     
  8. Jet Black

    Jet Black Registered Member

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    Namesilo also offer free lifetime WHOIS privacy:)
     
  9. Mrfafa

    Mrfafa Newbie

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    most of the domain registrar's are providing this facility for free now
     
  10. darkoltree

    darkoltree Junior Member

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    Not with Hostgator unfortunately :(
     
  11. Sombrero

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    It's very important to have real info in your WhoIS. If ICANN wants you to verify the ownership of X domain and you can't provide proof, they can take your domain.
     
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    peepin2me Regular Member

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    Yes, I've always wondered the same too. I use a unique fake address for each of my domains even if I get privacy protect offered free of cost.
     
  13. downwarddog

    downwarddog Newbie

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    This is why I use my real info and protect. I want to guarantee personal ownership of my domains and not lose an argument about ownership because I lied and used a fake name. After all, there's no harm having the domains associated to you if you can hide your whois from the world.
     
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    fcarsenal Newbie

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    even if the website contain opyrithed things ? like videohosts embed codes ?
     
  15. artificialtraffic

    artificialtraffic Registered Member

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    With fake info, you're breaking ICANN rules.

    With WHOIS PROTECT, you don't.
     
  16. papercut

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    People choose a WHOIS guard to hide their information behind the domain so that people cannot steal their information without breaking ICANN rules. Many spammers can get your e-mail address from public listing of your domain names WHOIS information.
     
  17. Capo Dei Capi

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    Using Fake info and Privact Protection is the best route, you will only have problems if you have the name of a copyrighted or trademark in the domain name,