Give false information data for WHOIS (Domain name registrat...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2003
    Hollywood, FL
    What I think is bad:
    Without purchasing a legal proxy-whois service, your private information is out there for the whole net to see.

    You have a problem with one guy, and he can call you and harass you for hours.
  3. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.

    All of my 1000 Domains, All Going to hell because of this!


    No More !

    :eek: ;)
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    A bit off-topic, but I've noticed that Whois contains a self-accepting agreement. When you run the whois command, you get a message saying something like "by running this query, you agree to the following terms". You're not given an option following the terms to say whether you wish to proceed or not, it just goes ahead and does it. It's as bad as this page, which states that by viewing any images, you agree to their agreement. And there are pictures on that same page, so you're automatically agreeing to the terms, whether you want to or not. And the images themselves are stored with ridiculous pathnames:

    Edit: Looks like the forum software truncated the address, move the mouse over it and look in the status bar.
  5. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    You can have an unlisted number... there needs to be some privacy provision for sites too.
  6. macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2003
    Hollywood, FL
    You have to pay for an unlisted telephone number- which blocks it from the phone book.

    You can pay for an "unlisted" WHOIS data record, where legally a company can put their information in your domain and use proxy servers for nameservers.. but there you go: you have to pay EXTRA.

    That means you buy a $9 domain, then dish out another $5-$10 for the unlisted service, meaning its $14-$19 for a domain name! I don't know about you, but I have over 20 domains I actually use, and over 50 that I registered in last 2 years!
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2004
    crawling on the edge of a straight razor
    Not only that, you don't own the domain -- the proxy does! So if it really takes off and stands to make you a boatload of $$, then, well, you don't technically own the domain...

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