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What to do about Marketers spamming you to death?

Labeled as advice in General Domain Discussion, started by KnifeCatcher, Jan 12, 2021

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  1. KnifeCatcher

    KnifeCatcher Established Member

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    I have noticed a huge spike in marketers and scam calls + emails in the past month since I have been very active buying domains.

    It's gotten to a point where as I am answering one call, someone else is on hold calling me.

    My inbox looks like the inside of a dumpster.

    I know that the registrars are selling my information to marketers.

    How do you deal with this?? Do you use fake numbers?
     
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  2. Bertrell

    Bertrell Top Contributor VIP

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    The question I have is, do you have domain/Whois privacy on or off for your domains? Sometimes, that makes a world of difference. Having it on can reduce the amount of spam calls and emails you get. Granted, if it has been off for a while, changing it now might not have as strong an impact, initially.
     
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  3. KnifeCatcher

    KnifeCatcher Established Member

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    Yeah I forgot to mention. what puzzles me is that whois privacy ON
     
  4. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    They lurked even harder ;/
     
  5. KnifeCatcher

    KnifeCatcher Established Member

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    Are yo telling me that I am the only one with this problem? I thought is a common problem amongst domainers? :xf.frown:
     
  6. KnifeCatcher

    KnifeCatcher Established Member

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    .
     
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  7. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    I wouldn’t know .. I don’t pick up phone calls lol
     
  8. DuDD

    DuDD Established Member

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    • Good domain names try not to leave personal information Or hide it
     
  9. LoodeX

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    Wut? So your personal number is located everywhere ?
     
  10. AEProgram

    AEProgram Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    i'm getting a lot now with the subject that my domain is not registered
     
  11. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    Chinese what is you speak of
     
  12. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    My wording goes to both of you
     
  13. lock

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    It is actually a bit quieter now than normal. Most of my domains target their industry so they are most interested. I have noticed less bother over xmas holidays early new year with their outbound.
     
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  14. karmaco

    karmaco Top Contributor VIP

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    If you are getting calls your info is public somewhere. Email spam gets sent to anon whois emails and that is normal. Never reply or they get your real email and pass it around.
     
  15. KnifeCatcher

    KnifeCatcher Established Member

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    That is what I suspected but going over my domains, they all have whois privacy on

    It is also the default for most registrars to have whois protection on
     
  16. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    Find me the wealthy ones.
     
  17. lock

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    Eventually i could be their boss if i develop.
     
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  18. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    I shall not flame you lock
     
  19. lock

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    I been targeting the industry for years it won't go away.
     
  20. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    Agree to disagree when I’m here
     
  21. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    It is a whole game changer
     
  22. lock

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    Does that mean you will disagree with everything or whether my domains target marketers? Remember still time for button.
     
  23. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    Button no no I AGREE
     
  24. boziffous

    boziffous Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Set up a Google Voice account and use that # on your WHOIS info.
     
  25. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don't mind if they call me. They have family to feed and a job to do.
    I just politely put the call on hold with nice music after asking them "Would you mind to hold?"
     

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