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Old 02-15-04, 06:37 PM
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Supressing Whois information

I've got a domain on the internet, and I don't like the idea that anybody with 2 cents of knowledge could look up my home address and phone number without my consent.

Is there any way to supress my whois information to only my e-mail address or anything else?
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Old 02-15-04, 07:02 PM
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You could try to use a proxy. I'm not particularly an expert on this field, but I'm sure others would be able to help.
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Old 02-15-04, 08:19 PM
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Who did you register your name through?

If it was Network Solutions, they will keep it private for $9 a year.

I would check with your service and see if they have that privacy service.

Go Daddy makes you jump through several hoops to get that info... so its safe from Bots.
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Old 02-16-04, 12:34 AM
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Or be like me and get a PO Box, plus its good for sending bills to so you get less junk mail.
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Old 02-16-04, 02:15 AM
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Like the Network Solutions idea above, GoDaddy.com offers an option to keep all your information private. I believe they just register the domain for you as a sort of proxy, though you retain ownership - it costs about $10/year on top of the $9/year for the domain...
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Old 02-16-04, 11:40 AM
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Of course, Congress is considering a law that would make it illegal to hide your identity in this way.
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Old 02-16-04, 04:57 PM
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Of course, Congress is considering a law that would make it illegal to hide your identity in this way.
Wouldn't this law (not that I've read the proposed legislation, just articles about it) just make it illegal to provide false information to your registrar? Somewhat different from "hiding" behind a proxy who has been provided with your contact info.
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Old 02-16-04, 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by stevevt
Wouldn't this law (not that I've read the proposed legislation, just articles about it) just make it illegal to provide false information to your registrar? Somewhat different from "hiding" behind a proxy who has been provided with your contact info.
Good point. I'm not sure. I suspect the Congresscritters might be happy so long as GoDaddy coughs up your real identity the second that law enforcement asks for it...
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