Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by michelin man, Apr 3, 2007.
when i have a site set to private how hard is it for someone to find out who owns it?
I would imagine a lot would depend on the host. Something tells meyou already know this,
but you can find an awful lot out about a website with a whois search.
Your best bet is to register the domain and the hosting with a fake name and a gift card.
Still, if you're taking up one of the domain registration sites on the "Privacy" option you should be pretty safe. Though I'm sure someone who really wants to know just needs to do a little social engineering with your hosting company to find out who you are.
It stops the casually curious, at least.
Yea, my webhost offers that service where they put some fake info in on the whois lookup.
people who put fake info in whois are asking for trouble. Under the charter of internet names registry, if someone files a written complaint against a domains name and they are unable to contact the true owner, or the information turns out to be inaccurate and ficticious, the individual filling the grievance is given right to the domain.
(Basically if you put false info in whois, someone else can tattle and they take the domain away from you).
I have actually done this to someone
eeeh, i'm wanting to create a site and i will for sure get fired if my company knows i did it...
guess i'll have a faraway friend reg. and host the site in his name.
why is a site worth your job? don't do it.
I don't know if all of us are talking about the same thing. My website is hosted by register.com. They offer what they call private domain registration.
"Protect your contact information by replacing your name, address, phone number and email address listed in the WHOIS domain lookup database with a private, generic contact listing."
Not sure how it works though.
those services are "questionable" at best... I think it could be (successfully) argued that they breech the agreement. But usually they forward the email/mail to you... Sort of like how myspace and dating sites have the anonymous contact form so you don't have to give out your email addr.
Godaddy uses a proxy service, basically 'they' are listed as registering the domain name . . . I wonder what happens if you forget to extended the name registration and it lapses . . .