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Domaintools make personal info public!

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    Baileybearposted 6 years ago

    I think this is disgusting.  I found this out when setting up some websites.  They put personal contact details on net

    1. Eric Graudins profile image61
      Eric Graudinsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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 :-)

    2. relache profile image89
      relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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...

  2. Lissie profile image81
    Lissieposted 6 years ago

    Whois is public information unless you choose to pay for privacy on the domain - nothing disgusting about it

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      Baileybearposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      making it easy for identity theft, spammers, hackers etc

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

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          Baileybearposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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

          1. Lissie profile image81
            Lissieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            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.

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              Baileybearposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I think I will avoid doing so.  I read how another hubber got fired after venting on a forum (some do-gooder got it traced back to their employer).

              I'd still prefer people at work didn't find me easily, but will exercise caution

  3. dingdondingdon profile image56
    dingdondingdonposted 6 years ago

    Oh, do you mean Whois? That's not new or specific to Domaintools.

  4. Bill Manning profile image75
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. WoodsmensPost profile image71
    WoodsmensPostposted 6 years ago

    Peek-a-boo @@ you can always pay a little extra to have that info made private smile

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      Baileybearposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      apparently it's not really that private to get the paid for privacy thing.
      I'm writing personal experiences

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You can pay extra for a privacy feature, and it replaces your name and personal details with a privacy registry instead.  It does work.

    2. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

      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.

    3. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years ago

      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.

      1. Writer Fox profile image58
        Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I wish HP would close down the ability to make new comments on threads this old.

    4. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

      lol, an old thread where almost everyone repeated the same thing.

    5. 2uesday profile image82
      2uesdayposted 4 years ago

      The person who reactivated has found it useful to add a link.