Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by gipson, Jan 12, 2018.
None, they always email me.
I got 18 unwanted calls yesterday.
about 10-13... the weird part is they wait until the voicemail message and still wait further until it starts recording, then they hang up without saying anything
If an Indian ever calls me legitimately wanting to buy one of my domains, I will probably just hang up on them.
You really annoyed a lot. It is part of domaining. As far as I know true professional will just politely ignore these unwanted call instead of deny their own legitimate client.
@Galaxy Traveller My point is that I would mistakenly hang up on them, thinking it's spam.
That said, I've never had a single person legitimately call me up off my WhoIs. Occasionally I get legit e-mails, but never a phone call.
Yes almost all buyers prefer mail. I also got your point.
Wow didn't expect to see so many people having this issue, apparently is because of the country. India, China, US costumers probably have the most problems. I never received such phone calls, but I'm receiving emails though. My advice would be to use a fake phone number, the registry doesn't care about that.
Or worst case 10$ a month prepaid phone number
I have a prepaid cell grandfathered in to old pricing so basically can keep it alive for as little as $10/year that I have been using for whois for years and I got a good handful of calls but didn't matter as left phone at home or off. Recently switched to one of my #800 numbers but calls seemed to have dropped significantly, not sure if spammers have issues with #800 numbers or if whois masking has begun but definitely seeing a major decline in spam calls.
I think most 800#'s can't be used from Europe or other countries abroad..routing issues and they aren't free to call. Could explain the drop.
I kinda figured this based on Googling before switching from my local number to one of my 800 numbers. Since I'm not really looking for phone calls as I prefer all negotiations to be in writing as you can read between the lines quite a bit in the negotiation process. I just throw a number up to give end users that warm fuzzy feeling. Spam calls are basically non existent now since the switch. Thanks
Does it matter if your number is with a cell phone provider or VOIP? I get no calls on google voice. India web services must be hella dry since Wordpress and commerce are souping things up. They’re ramping things up before Whois disappears
Zero, as I have no phone (but an iPad)...
I make all calls via Messenger / Skype nowadays.
What is "Messenger?"
My calls have gone down remarkably since I signed up for ip phone with ooma.com. I simply activated the community black list and the calls went down significantly.
I'm extremely rude and obnoxious one I have established the type of call. My comments run along various lines such as -
If you can't speak English correctly, what use are you going to be in designing web pages.
Why don't you go back to your old job of lying on the bed with your legs in the air.
Is your C**t stretched so much now that you can't use it to earn money any more.
and a number of similar lines. For some reason, I seem to have been added to a black list for tele-marketers. I tried the conventional methods of getting on this list, but they don't seem to work, and that's why I had to invent my own method.
At first I had some fun with these whois spammers, the highlight being using the Arnie soundboard. But the calls kept coming...
My solution was to setup a phone number with a call answering service. Now when somebody calls they are given a menu, each option has a mandatory hold of 30 seconds (with annoying music of course) and the best thing is that option 4 is to speak with the design team and option 5 is for SEO.
This has completely stopped the whois spammers and is also wasting their time. I receive about 10 calls per day but I only know this when I check the stats.
I get around 20 calls per day - most from India but they have now started bouncing calls from DC and other US states.
The worst one I ever had was from the Philippines - I answered each call and told them I buy & sell domains and I build websites and yet I got 8 calls within ten minutes all from the same number but a different person.
Personally I feel pretty sure the registrars are selling on the data. big bucks...
Data available from whoxy
Newly registered @ $95
https://www.messenger.com (owned by Facebook)
I wish an organization would deal with the marketers who so abuse contact information through frequent calls, even at crazy hours (in North America).
The only way I deal with it is to use two numbers. The one on my Whois I take messages and check them every day. The ones from telemarketers I ignore, and the occasional legitimate one I return. When I am dealing with a real person about a domain, etc. I give them my other phone number (If it is not all done by email).
Dozens per day. They try different tactics now. I notice they are calling me from what are spoofed very local numbers trying to make it look like its someone calling me from my area code and my local exchange.
I am blocking dozens of numbers a day. What will happen is I will usually get that very local phone call (I wont answer) and 2 minutes later another call from another number that looks like its somewhere else in the country (USA). So I block that number too. Its already out of control.
You can complain here, probably a govt blackhole though.
Years back I bought a device like the one in the video.
Going back many years pre internet, this was always an annoyance for me, it was worse then, than now. The DoNotCall list was supposed to be respected by US telemarketers, but found plenty of companies disregarding it. As time went on, I was able to block Private numbers automatically, which cut down the volume.
However, now recently I reconnected my old box to help with this SEO marketer problem from whois problem. Once a telemarketer company from india or philippines calls I push the block button. They seem to be easy to ID for me. As the caller ID data is normally : City, State instead of a company name. They need to bypass the anonymous block I already have, so this City, State info appears commonly which bypasses anonymous and still rings.
I filed with this years back, not sure how effective it is.
In India it is called DND do not disturb. They probably collect data from whoxy.com and US telephone company provide calling facility. Looks like they are using joint venture tactic.
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