new URL for my blog?

A few followers suggested I purchase a domain (URL) to ensure my blog does not just disappear because I upset WordPress with my content and they delete the blog.  I did plan to do this but it has been pointed out to me that if I do so, anyone using the Netim.com Whois-search facility could find my name and home address. Is there a way around this?

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26 Responses to new URL for my blog?

  1. exhilawriting says:

    I registered with a secondary email address and fake home address. Used my real one (by mistake) initially and then changed it to a fake one

  2. Sue says:

    I never delete your posts. Even when I’ve read them, I save them to folder so that I can read them again. Please keep the posts coming, I love them.

  3. Maid Jamie says:

    Many domain name registrars offer a private domain registration service which keeps the registrant (you) details private and confidential.

  4. Chris says:

    If you are registering a domain as private individual you can request anonymity so that your name and address does not appear on the public register (there might be a fee involved). However, a word of caution, I requested anonymity for one of my domains, and my name, address, and email address still appeared on the public register, this resulted in a deluge of spam from companies offering me web development services and fake invoices attempting to illicit payment for fake SEO registration services.

    Another alternative is to use an accommodation address, but this obviously involves additional cost and you would need mail forwarding to receive mail from the registrar regarding your domain.

    Regards,
    Chris.

  5. If I understand good, you are asking about your privacy? of course, there it is. most of the domains have their owners hidden and that is the regular feature today. It is a high risk to keep site on WP, especially with so much work invested. There are simply tools to import all of your content to own domain and hosting. If you need help, I am here (running over 40 sites on my domains and WordPress). You can contact me on my email. I still owe you one e-mail response. Didn’t forgot. Too many things happening.

  6. wallabee says:

    It is possible to hide that information. Most registrars offer a privacy proxy for an additional fee.

  7. Randomdude says:

    Post office box and a DBA/incorporation maybe

  8. darkhorsesub says:

    Many registrars offer a domain privacy option, whereby the WHOIS information is proxied via a third party – take a look here -> https://uk.godaddy.com/domainaddon/private-registration.aspx

  9. Ade says:

    Hello, Mistress Scarlett,
    I’ve done some research. There are many companies, that offer service called “who is masking”. Basically the domain is registered under some company, that has a lot of domains under them. Problem is obvious. You would not be shown as the owner of the domain, which would result in possible chance of someone scamming you. Although i see many internet personalities using it and their site works in some cases even for better part of a decade.

    Picking such service should be after considerable amount of research, as its based on trust. I hope this is helpful.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Your humble fan,
    Ade.

    PS: If you want to see example of such service, try domain http://www.day9.tv in any whois feature for example this one http://www.enom.com/whois/default.aspx .. you will see how it would look after the fact.

  10. Sam says:

    I suggest reading this first:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_privacy
    As some domain extensions are private by default.

    There are also services like this:
    https://www.name.com/whois-privacy

    I suggest testing first with a dummy purchased domain you will never use and once set up see what it protects.

    Use bitcoin as well for purchasing.

    Remember though. Everything on line including your blog can be vulnerable to hack and sometimes even a simple phone call to an online service provider can be effective to get someones personal information if the perp knows what to do and gets a break.

    The backbone of the virtual world is real…..

  11. Use a hosting agent or pay an additional fee for private registration.It’s not a big deal.

  12. John says:

    When you purchase a domain name, the domain provider will have a product (item) called “WhoISGuard” which usually costs the equivalent of a few dollars. That protects you from anyone being able to determine the actual own of the site. The WhoIsGuard needs to be renewed yearly.

    This level of privacy protection is important to know about but very easy and important to implement.

  13. Anne Nonymous says:

    Keep in mind, you can purchase a domain with Privacy Options. This way, you will not be visible from whois search or reverse domain search.

  14. Slave says:

    You can purchase domain privacy for an additional modest fee. Then it will list some generic address, i believe of the hosting company.

  15. Lopando says:

    Yes, there is. There are services like whoisguard (http://www.whoisguard.com/) which put down their contact data instead of yours and just forward any requests they receive to you without exposing your contact details.

  16. sten says:

    dear Mistress Scarlet.

    there are many registrars that provide private registration. it usually costs a little bit more, but it would be well worth it. as an example You can have a look at http://dyn.com/secret-registration/ for more information Mistress.

    thank You

  17. cuckoldsissytoy says:

    Without Domain Privacy

    Kevin Monroe
    kmonroe419@gmail.com
    23 Orchard Drive
    River City, CA 90901
    555-891-2147

    With Domain Privacy
    Contactprivacy.com
    yourdomain@contactprivacy.com
    96 Mowat Ave
    Toronto, ON M 6K 3M1 CA
    +1.4165385457

    Domain Privacy prevents your personal contact information from being published.
    Protect yourself from…
    identity theft
    stalkers
    fraud
    spam and telemarketers

  18. Owned wolfy says:

    You can enter whichever information you like, fake or not. The only relevant information needed is an email address where you can be reached. It might be you have one already you use for purposes calling for privacy and discretion. If you need to create a new one you just need to make sure the password is stored safely as you hardly ever use this email address.

  19. Riley Jenkins says:

    Yes, simply register your domain anonymously. Then nobody but the authorities can find you.

  20. Bill says:

    Most DNS registrars offer anonymization for an extra fee. Just off a quicks search namecheap.com offers something they call whois guard for 2.88 USD a year.

  21. Stephen says:

    I use easydns and they have a great quick start guide linked bellow but to sumrise in point 5 they explain that the regester owner of a domain is the one listed so if godaddy for exaple the offer dns privicay list them selves the can take your domain for any reason however this is unlikley. You can however use a PO box that is perfectly legeal (excluding Australia) and just create a new email to manage the domain account that way there is less of a link to you.

    https://www.easydns.com/10-things-to-know-before-you-register/

    As i said above the chance that godaddy would seize your domain would be very very small and they do offer a private regerstrion service though i would still recomend a seprate email for your domain regester regardless.

    https://uk.godaddy.com/domainaddon/private-registration.aspx

    Regards
    Steve

  22. vitamin_v4 says:

    Yes, almost any DNS provider will allow you to protect your identity. Namecheap is a good one to use in the US and they call it Whoisguard or something along those lines. Almost every one will have the same capability. Happy to answer any follow-up questions on the matter!

  23. LonTrainer says:

    Rule 1 – dont use GoDaddy or 1and1.
    Rule 2 – repeat Rule 1.
    Use namesilo.com – free ‘Whois’protection forever. Some registrars have seperate Whois protection but its possible to find gaps and thus expose the true ID behind the domain.
    Use their (namesilo) hosting so you don’t have to ‘point’ your domain outside namesilo.
    Buy several years of domain name registration upfront. Pay with bitcoin (not all registrars accept it but they do). Use a .com or .net (not uk domain).
    Register with a new gmail address, hotmail or yahoo. Before you register the new email, clear cache and cookies. Even better to use a new cheapo phone with PAYG unregistered SIM to access the net over 3G/4G not home wifi.
    If you really want to register the email away from the physical location of your home. (We have now moved to paranoid 10!)
    For the email phone verification (sometimes required) use a PAYG unregistered SIM.

  24. Sam says:

    I’m unsure if you have already found any alternatives. But there are numerous ways to be anonymous and own a website. I’m a software engineer from Bangalore and would like to help anyway possible.

    Thanks -Sam

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