NameSilo

NameSilo?

Located in Domain Beginners started by Lewstar, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. Lewstar

    Lewstar Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I bought a dozen or more domain names from, seemingly, the cheapest—and certainly top-tier—registrar around, NameSilo.

    I hear the pros and cons about being private or public on Whois—and, apparently, going public with ownership info is fraught with danger.

    However, I’d prefer to take my chances exposing myself to everyone, so to speak. Will a good soul tell me how to go public on Whois, vis-a-vis NameSilo.

    Thanks in advance!

    Lew
     
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  2. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    If you in the process of registering a domain at NameSilo, just before payment screen you will see a little box for auto renew (yes or no) and a little box for privacy (yes or no).

    If you want to change the setting for domains you already have in your Namesilo account, you just click on the domain name, then on the domains management screen, you'll see the option to use privacy or not.
     
  3. Lewstar

    Lewstar Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thank you very much, Lew from The OC!
     
  4. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    Nice! I'm in LA. My kid goes to UCI.
     
  5. inFlux

    inFlux New Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Lew, do not use your normal email for your WHOIS contact. Create and use a new one so your normal email address doesn't end up on all the spam lists..
     
  6. Lewstar

    Lewstar Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Great school; great area. My son graduated from UCR, as a PoliSci major, hoping to somehow save the world. Soon found out such jobs didn’t exist, so he took a job as an Amtrak conductor—then segued to law school.

    Like Stephen Jobs said, “To be most-successful in life, you need to search until you find something to do that you really love.”

    I’m still waiting to sell my first domain, but l love the challenge. Thanks again for your help....
     
  7. Lewstar

    Lewstar Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks for the great idea!
     
  8. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    And if not using privacy it's a good idea to use some other phone number than your main one or the spammers will drive you crazy. My domain Whois go to a phone number that goes to messages almost always. I probably miss a few queries but it is the only way in my opinion.

    Just wondering why you want privacy off, Lew? Through a lander query form people interested in name can still contact you with privacy on.

    Bob
     
  9. NameBuyer.com

    NameBuyer.com Upgraded Member Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I've found that at least 10% of my sales come from whois inquiries. I'd make sure to mention in the whois that the domain is for sale. And keep in mind, in most cases, if the domain is registered at Dynadot and someone does a whois search at Godaddy, it won't show your actual details. (Just your nameservers, registrar, and create/updated/expired dates).

    So to show users it is for sale from the initial view, without them going to Dynadot for the details, I also use a nameserver that tells the person it is for sale. In this case "buy-this.com".

    This is what is typically shown:
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    Domain Name: INTERNETFRIENDS.COM
    Registry Domain ID: 1310271_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.dynadot.com
    Registrar URL: http://www.dynadot.com
    Updated Date: 2019-02-08T11:52:34Z
    Creation Date: 1997-11-12T05:00:00Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2019-11-11T05:00:00Z
    Registrar: DYNADOT, LLC
    Registrar IANA ID: 472
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +16502620100
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
    Name Server: NS1.BUY-THIS.COM
    Name Server: NS2.BUY-THIS.COM
    DNSSEC: unsigned
    
    For a time period, I was even listing the price in the whois info to show that it was for sale early and anchor the negotiations. Lately, I haven't maintained it to this level, but I really should be. It is easy and all you need to do is sort your domains by price in a spreadsheet and do 10 or so mass updates based on price.

    I would typically add the following to the whois:
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    Registrant Organization: BetterNames.com (THIS DOMAIN IS FOR SALE - 2,450USD)
    
    To show the importance of the whois info, I've even had one user send me a 2 paragraph email pitching an idea about a leasing plan for buying one of my domains. This person even contacted me at my [email protected] email address and never looked at my marketplace before contacting me. I told them there was a leasing plan already available on the website. In this case, the user would have probably figured out a way to contact me, but when people have limited time, it is better to let them know it is for sale as early as possible and get them thinking about it.

     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  10. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    That is interesting and very cool @NameBuyer.com, to make the fact that it is for sale obvious in Whois. In the example you kindly showed it is in the dns part - do you have your own domain servers to allow this or are they available with someone or are they dummy ones that don't really work? (I tried the example but it does not seem to go to a lander)
     
  11. EbookLover

    EbookLover Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You can easily turn whois privacy on and off any time...
    1. Log into your account,

    2. go to the "Manage My Domains" (link in the header) or the "domain manager" (link in right sidebar),

    3. under the options column, click the little gold person icon for the domain you want to change the whios privacy setting for,

    4. change the whois privacy setting, and

    5. click SUBMIT button.

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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
  12. Lewstar

    Lewstar Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks, gentlemen, for the invaluable information! I’m sure your input is appreciated by more than a few NPers!
     
  13. NameArtist

    NameArtist New Member

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    I read some .us extension owners use P.O. boxes instead of their actual home addresses which seems pretty wise.
     

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