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Do you use Domain Privacy ?!

Labeled as question in Domain Beginners started by cipcip, May 7, 2019.

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Domain privacy ?

  1. YES, it is a must

    20 vote(s)
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  2. NO

    17 vote(s)
    44.7%
  3. Sometimes

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  1. cipcip

    cipcip Owner of TutorialIndex.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am just curious if I should use domain privacy or not.
    I keep on reading about people that receive inbound e-mails, so I assume that someone actually do a whois on a domain ? Or when you say inbound you are just referring to a landing page where people actually sends you an e-mail ?!

    Thank you,
    Cristian
     
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  2. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I never use privacy unless its accidentally turned on by default without me knowing. I cant see the reason for it if I and trying to sell domains. Whether I have a landing page or whether the name is listed on every marketplace, I still want people to email me if they use the WHOIS info.
     
  3. Mister Funsky

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  4. briguy

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    My long term portfolio (hopefully retirement fund) is "private" but my short term (two years or less) is not.
     
  5. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Member VIP

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    Oh yeah!

    Most of our domains are under Privacy.

    Moved 'em a few years ago to the Cloak of Privacy - tired of calls, and emails from pests, scammers,
    pseudo --developers, stupid name offers, ad infinitum.

    Most of the names I would sell are listed at BIN prices - I've placed 'em at the lowest price I would accept
    IF we negotiated the name's price so as far as I'm concerned the names are already price negotiated, so take 'em or leave 'em via INBOUND only.
     
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  6. cipcip

    cipcip Owner of TutorialIndex.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thank you for your input.
    Although I have privacy, I do not know how I still get e-mails from all type of designers from India and such about my newly registered domain, that is still a mystery to me.
     
  7. biggie

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    I feel the same as you

    imo...
     
  8. barman

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    I don't. Because GoDaddy (where i'm consolidating most of my names) doesn't have free privacy I found it's cheaper to get a PO Box and just use that...
     
  9. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP

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    I found it hard to vote because, well, I partly do and partly don't and still feel unsure re this.

    I do use privacy on domains I am using for development or for other reasons do not have for sale.

    I feel with good landers, and especially after new EU restrictions, the whois is not that important a way for someone to find your domain contact, so I don't feel strongly that you need privacy turned off.

    I mainly object to the phone calls that come in from (mainly) desperate developers who have bought a list of domain contact information. It is interesting that they offer to get me on page 1 of Google, which if they could do that for themselves, why is it they would need to contact me? Anyway. For obvious reasons my phone number is mainly one I use voicemail on and not my personal phone. I check it regularly, but just delete the calls that are obviously spam. The similar emails are bothersome but fairly easily deleted.

    What am I saying?
    "You don't really know Daddy, do you?"
    (Actual quote from my then 6 year old daughter many years ago as I tried to explain a science idea to her.)

    Bob
     
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  10. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    I’ve never used it.

    I want potential buyers to be able to find me even via whois.
     
  11. Abdullah Abdullah

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    I use for some and even get spam through the privacy email.
     
  12. cipcip

    cipcip Owner of TutorialIndex.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    So am I, do not know how you can still get spam with privacy enabled...
     
  13. frank-germany

    frank-germany F1lter.com xpired domain search engine Gold Account VIP

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    I don't use it for the domains I want to sell
    I want potential buyers to be able to find me even via whois.

    I can handle spam
     
  14. Jurgen Wolf

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  15. dande

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    All my domains are currently set to privacy. Buyers should type the domains on their browsers and visit my lander. It's easier to do that than checking whois.
     
  16. GenericDomainz

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    I am against whois privacy, Because... If someone wants domain, and wants to pay, for example, x.xxx, he will check whois, and it should not be closed. Person wants to know who you are to pay, i think it's obvious.
     
  17. d0mainfury

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    GENIOUS, did not thought about it thanks :)
     
  18. GenericDomainz

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    Actually, really serious guys - companies, holdings, lawyer groups, does not need any landers, because for their really serious money - $xxx.xxx, they do not play any "games". They want only "pay - and go". Because it's Domain, it's not manufacturing center of 10 square miles :)
     
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  19. greatwebss

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  20. Lewstar

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    I much prefer public-ity! I think the benefits outweigh the negatives.

    Unfortunately, given my preference, l’m sorry l ever bought even one domain name via Ionos—much less 24! When l asked this company how to make my contact details public, l was told that because it is a foreign company—l forget exactly where—it must keep all contact details private.

    I believe lONOS should make this policy very clear before a sale—but l’m sure it doesn’t, as it would put the kibosh on many potential sales!
     
  21. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP

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    I suspect it is related to the European privacy legislation, as they are based there I think.
     
  22. domainsaleblog

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    i prefer no privacy. because privacy is not free at most registrars
     
  23. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP

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    I agree that the cost at some is a major reason not to use it, although definitely far more registrars including it free now.
     
  24. cipcip

    cipcip Owner of TutorialIndex.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Dynadot and Uniregistry have free privacy
     
  25. Berk Fer

    Berk Fer Established Member

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    Results are almost 50/50. I use privacy as well. But, I’m curious if its losing me sales
     

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