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Is there a free way to privatize my domain registration information, whois information so it is private?

asked Sep 03 '12 at 13:43

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I always use my local post office as my address upon domain registration. But, you could use DomainsByProxy for a fee. What they do is legally use there address for yours.

answered Sep 03 '12 at 20:14

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godaddy lets you but for a fee...

answered Sep 03 '12 at 19:16

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When you register a domain you have to provide valid whois contact information. However this can be masked for most TLD's using the registrar's privacy service. Not all TLD's and not all registrars offer such a service; for example, you cannot use a private registration for a .us domain. You will want to speak with your registrar to determine whether or not such a service is available for the domain in question.

answered Sep 04 '12 at 19:45

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For all I know there isn't a free way unless when you sign up with a domain name, they might throw it in for free. If you can't get a free way, I suggest you generate a fake name and address from Fake Name Generator: http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/.

answered Sep 03 '12 at 20:04

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DJ Scooby Doo

i would not do this, it violates the terms and conditions and could result in discontinuation of services and possible different forms of fraud.

(Sep 03 '12 at 21:02) trueb trueb's gravatar image

How does it violate terms and conditions? Makes no sense to me. Like putting a fake address doesn't violate terms and conditions either?

(Sep 03 '12 at 21:11) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Sorry man, but he's right. It's in ICANN TOS you must use your correct name.

(Sep 03 '12 at 21:12) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

for one example: godaddy: http://www.godaddy.com/agreements/showdoc.aspx?pageid=REG_SA

section 2.B.4: "You agree that for each domain name registered by you, the following contact data is required: postal address, email address, telephone number, and if available, a facsimile number for the Registered Name Holder and, if different from the Registered Name Holder, the same contact information for, a technical contact, an administrative contact and a billing contact. '

(Sep 03 '12 at 21:18) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Really? When I make a website I just put my nickname. Oh well, I don't like to put my name on things that might be used against me if things go wrong.

(Sep 03 '12 at 21:20) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

It is worth noting that using the wrong name and getting your service disconnected is nothing compared to fraud.

ps... you should not be surprised, you should have read the TOS before registering

(Sep 03 '12 at 21:33) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Is that for every site? I mean I'm not doing anything illegal on my DJ site, I just post my mixes and I put my DJ name as the registered name. If either of my sites gets disconnected oh well. I could always make a blogspot.

(Sep 03 '12 at 21:39) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I can almost garintee you that every domain name registrar has a similar TOC to godaddys. I have not verified this but it is probably in the TOC of ICANN.

Doing anything illegal or not does not matter it still will violate the TOC. now it is likely that no DA will go after you for fraud unless something comes up, there has to be a minimum amount of damages before they will look at you, but it does not change what it is just because your intentions are not wrong.

(Sep 03 '12 at 21:48) trueb trueb's gravatar image
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