I think this is disgusting. I found this out when setting up some websites. They put personal contact details on net
Why is it disgusting? When you register a domain name, you agree that the information you use to sign up is available to the public through WHOIS. And there are thousands of places where it can be viewed - not just domaintools.
Why don't you want your domain registration to be available for viewing.
In the real world, It's taken as an indication that the website owner is reputable.
Although many internet marketers have many reasons why they want to hide it :-)
You are about two decades behind the rest of the Internet in having this realization. Like physically owning property, establishment of the ownership of virtual space falls under public record. However you can actually use a variety of proxies to cloak that info but it's still going to be traceable in some fashion if it comes down to legal matters.
But since you already have a prolific web presence, talk about your husband and son, where you live (QLD Australia), your and your son's Aspergers, your college degrees (BS in Chemistry, Teaching), and your religious background as a Pentecostal, and you seem to have been doing so very specifically for several years now using the exact same account/pen names, and all that info is plainly visible on page 1 of a Google search for your pen names, don't you think anyone who knows you is going to be able to identify you online fairly easily from the collected details? I mean, how many other women in your area fit that description? ...None but you, I would think...
Whois is public information unless you choose to pay for privacy on the domain - nothing disgusting about it
making it easy for identity theft, spammers, hackers etc
Actually I agree with you, Bailey, and I have privacy on all my domains. I get my domain names through Name.com and it's only an extra $1.99 a year.
I've just bought it through them. I'm spilling my guts online and would like a little bit of privacy eg so an employer doesn't find me easily. I don't think I could write freely otherwise
Frankly that's a bad idea - especially if you are talking about an employer there have been cases in my country where people have been fired over what they've said online.
Oh, do you mean Whois? That's not new or specific to Domaintools.
Oh yeah, that has always been that way. No big deal about that, it makes people honest and accountable. You can make it private if you want to pay for it.
Peek-a-boo @@ you can always pay a little extra to have that info made private
apparently it's not really that private to get the paid for privacy thing.
I'm writing personal experiences
Domain registration information is not and never was private. People who want their web ownership to be private need to use and pay for a proxy service.
Whichever company you register your domain with often offers a security service that will block your personal info from becoming public. Usually the fee is not high to do this.
Edit: Just realized this thread is two years old.
lol, an old thread where almost everyone repeated the same thing.
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