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#60201 21-Apr-2010 20:08
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Yeah, so you may have heard of things like Private Registration (Domains By Proxy), where instead of your info being plastered all over the whois page, some company puts their info in instead, and has a proxy-email address that forwards the emails to your real address.

I can't seem to find any service that does it for .NZ domains.

That leaves 2 options;
Putting your real info in, and potentially getting spammed or generally screwed due to the fact that everybody can see your name, phone, address, email, etc.

Or putting in false information and possibly getting in trouble later, or having some kind of complication happen.

Now, I really don't want to put fake info in there as that's too flakey and could result in losing the domain.

But putting my real info in there? Screw that.

Does anyone know of a service similar to Domains By Proxy for New Zealand domains?

I actually don't mind having my name on the whois, or email really (can just use a seperate account). But phone/address? No thanks.



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  #321446 21-Apr-2010 20:16
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Actually this is something I have wondered as well, as that information is plastered all over the internet publicly accessible.




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  #321447 21-Apr-2010 20:18
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What's wrong with your own details? Presumably the other 388,000 .nz domain name holders provide their correct details!



 
 
 
 


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  #321448 21-Apr-2010 20:21
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I'm not overly worried about it myself, but I do know people who have registered domains overseas on purpose to access privacy features.




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  #321453 21-Apr-2010 20:44
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I want this for an .com domain. i have alot of poeple of the domain. and if they get my info. they can scum me and so on. so i am not happ with this.




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  #321457 21-Apr-2010 20:59
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It's a requirement by the Domain Name Commissioner (DNC) that all information about a registrant is collected by a registrar, is valid, and is placed in the registration.

It would not be possible to run a domain proxy service due to these rules.  Which is IMO frankly a good thing...

http://dnc.org.nz/content/privacypolicy.html
http://www.dnc.org.nz/content//WHOIS.html
http://dnc.org.nz/content/registrantcoreterms.html
http://www.dnc.org.nz/content/registrar_connection_agreement.pdf


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  #321460 21-Apr-2010 21:02
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cws82us: I want this for an .com domain. i have alot of poeple of the domain. and if they get my info. they can scum me and so on. so i am not happ with this.


Well sign up with somebody who offers anonymous registration and it. There is nothing stopping you.

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  #321465 21-Apr-2010 21:17
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sbiddle:
cws82us: I want this for an .com domain. i have alot of poeple of the domain. and if they get my info. they can scum me and so on. so i am not happ with this.


Well sign up with somebody who offers anonymous registration and it. There is nothing stopping you.


+1.  There's also nothing stopping you registering a Post Box and using that for the Address.  As for the phone, use a mobile phone.  (Mobile phone = higher cost to call for telemarketer.)

 
 
 
 


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  #321467 21-Apr-2010 21:32
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AKILL: But putting my real info in there? Screw that.


What are you running that's so dodgy that you can't provide your real details?

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  #321484 21-Apr-2010 22:19
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A Domain name is like property.. If you don't have real details in there.. then who owns the domain?

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  #321514 22-Apr-2010 03:23
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The requirement for real details does seem to stop a lot of problems prevalent with other TLD's like cybersquating, domains being used for malware and so on.

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  #321545 22-Apr-2010 08:02
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There's still a fair whack of cybersquatting in the .nz space. There just isn't any "tasting" going on, as the .nz registry doesn't operate a "trial" period.

Anyway, just get a post office box. $100 a year, and handy for more than just your domain registrations.

Nothing stopping you putting in a job title either (all my domains are owned by "Network Operations").



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#321622 22-Apr-2010 11:52
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Good replies guys (mostly).

Yeah looks like I'll just use a PO box/mobile number.

And no I'm not doing anything 'dodgy', I just value my privacy; is that a crime these days or what?

Main concern is not telemarketers but malicious folk text-bombing or ring-spamming or something like that. There are ways to screw with somebody if you know their info, and you have the motivation. :(

Probably not going to happen though.

Also, somebody mentioned putting a job title/business name as the name. Sounds like a great idea but are there any special requirements for doing that so you don't get done for fraud?

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  #321624 22-Apr-2010 11:57
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  #321632 22-Apr-2010 12:09
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I wonder if the reason for not wanting personal details is the fact that the OP might be a bit (in)famous. I have to say I don't blame him. You never know what sort of fruit loop might try and contact you.

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  #321634 22-Apr-2010 12:10
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the DNC say

Registrants will be identifiable individuals over 18 years of age or properly constituted organisations

So putting a False Name or False Company/Organisation detail is against their T&C's

So something like this (antennabooster.co.nz) is against the DNC rules:

registrant_contact_name: Network Administrator
registrant_contact_address1: 1220 N. Market St Ste 804
registrant_contact_city: Wilmington
registrant_contact_province: Delaware
registrant_contact_postalcode: 19801
registrant_contact_country: US (UNITED STATES)
registrant_contact_phone: +1 30 59232651
registrant_contact_fax: +64 94 780369
registrant_contact_email: webmaster@imagemarketinggroupltd.com

I already have complained to their Registrar  5 months ago and they haven't fixed it.. so I think its time to send it to the DNC..
Anyone from Instra Listening here? :-)

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