Discussion in 'Domains & Hosting' started by Azhria Lilu, Dec 1, 2011.
Do you add whois guard protection when purchasing (or renewing) your domain names?
Yup, too many kids trying to "dox" me. They send some nasty things to people's who's addresses they know and don't like.
Have you had any nasty parcels?
No, I've had some phone calls in the middle of the night when my number was posted once. The kids are ruthless so I try not to give them anything to work off of. You can never find me on Facebook as I don't use my real name, I use my Google Voice number on all online applications in case that site were to be hacked and the information leaked somewhere, and since I just moved, you can't find me new address anywhere...can only find my old address on one site, deep in the G trenches.
I use whoisguard too although I havent bothered renewing it a few times, I wonder if having the correct address really matters much does it? I doubt they check names and addresses.
Not until someone complains. I've had to get kids put their real info in whois and since they don't have enough money to buy the protection, they get dox'd, I send them a DMCA or C&D and they back down.
I use private registration which hides your address. But name is still visible. Is there any way to block that too ?
Presume whois guard is just another name for privacy protection. If not, do update me with details.
I've never seen much of a point in using them to be honest.
Nothing has been mailed to my house in the 8 years that I've had domain names with my who.is info posted on them.
All my domains are registered to a bricks and mortar equivalent of a proxy. A rather unpleasant experience in the early days of the Internet taught me to be extremely cautious so wherever possible, I keep my real life details and Internet presence completely separate.
Yup, mainly because I get them free from namecheap.
My domain registrar provides this service for free so I take advantage of it I didn't once for one domain, and a few days later, I get a phone call from some company wanting to design my newly registered website/domain.
So now I always do it
Not me. A stalker would liven my life up a bit. As long as it's a she of course.
In my internet experience, I have had 3 major stalkers One who constantly threaten to kill me... Luckily, they left me alone, I guess they didn't enjoy the email with all my guns and weapon photos I sent to them along with my physical address
Bring it! The crazy ole redneck is trigger happy haha!
I use it for the first year since it comes free then it reverts to my company address so I'm too concerned.
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