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Will domain registrars rat you out?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by merxeri, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. merxeri

    merxeri Newbie

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    Say I have a domain and it is linked to a controversial website and so people or authorities get involved, will the domain registrar rat you out and give away your information to the authorities or might just shut down the domain and that's where it ends?
     
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    AngelSeo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It depends how bad the website is. If you are teaching kids how to blow themselves up along with their schoolmates.. well there is no registrar or fake personas that would save your ass.
     
  3. magicjones

    magicjones Regular Member

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    Yes if it is very controversial they will comply with the law, it's in their Terms of Service. Try to use fake name and pay with bitcoin.
     
  4. mrtruehybrid

    mrtruehybrid Power Member

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    And use a good VPN..
     
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    legion85 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just don't do illegal pages. Of course, they will give all of your details to the authorities. Why wouldn't they? They would not risk their whole business just to cover for you...
     
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  6. merxeri

    merxeri Newbie

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    The website itself does not promote any illegal activity, but its content might be controversial and the site might have problematic users. If a domain registrar and the authorities or figures are in different countries, would the domain registrars still give away information to say foreign authorities?
     
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    Stitches and Burns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Of course they will. Nobody is above the law.
     
  8. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    For sure!
     
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    mikey29 Regular Member

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    I read once that Yahoo rat a guy out like 10 years ago in china. I think it was speaking about the government
     
  10. jadsn

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    If you're worried about authorities being involved, it's most likely illegal. If you're 100% sure it's not, I can see a registrar like Godaddy shutting you down with enough pressure. A shady registrar in China probably wouldn't care.