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How are these people finding which domain I registered?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by JEET, Jun 30, 2020.

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    How are these people finding which domain I registered?

    Everytime I register a domain, I get some 50 emails from various people,
    some selling website design, some hosting, some something else.

    How do these people find out when I registered a new domain?
    Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    JEET, Jun 30, 2020 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Furquan Ahmed

    Furquan Ahmed Well-Known Member

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    You should better use whois privacy service provided by the domain registrar. There are some domain registrar which offer it free of cost. Namecheap.com, Epik.com, Namesilo etc
     
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    One time I registered a domain name and accidentally put my real cell phone # (I should've known better than that). I started getting dozens of spam texts and phone calls every single day. I then changed that phone # to my old phone # in my dashboard. Up until today (3-4 years later) I still get occasional spam texts and phone calls because of that stupid mistake.
     
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    JEET Notable Member

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    I get that, I should privacy protection etc.
    But my point is, how are these people finding out that a new domain has been registered?
    Is there some kind of service or something?

    Thanks
     
    JEET, Jun 30, 2020 IP
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    seomanualsubmission Well-Known Member

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    Registrar selling contact details ...... According to me its just white hat blackmailing :):mad::cool:

    If you are choosing privacy protection and pay extra money to them then ok otherwise they will sell your data.

    And i notice also that if you book domain like SEO123 dot com then also spammer will try to convenience you that your site ranking is not good or we are offering this package with website designing ...... means they are not checking domain name or anything else they only buy data and sending email in bulk.
     
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    JEET Notable Member

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    Of course its bulk email. I replied to some, got no response back LOL

    Many years back I read something about this. Someone was providing this service.
    They kept track of new domains registered and sent an email on your behalf to registrants.
    Just wanted to know if someone is still doing this...
     
    JEET, Jun 30, 2020 IP
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    Furquan Ahmed Well-Known Member

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    It's only GoDaddy & Name which want extra $$ to protect other like Namecheap, Namesilo and Epik provide Whois privacy service free of cost.
     
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    seomanualsubmission Well-Known Member

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    I see also this option with Bigrock .... About Godaddy i know already because my experience is very bad with godaddy. Did not use other like namecheap etc so can not say about them.

    And i think if you will choose privacy protection then can not see details of contact person at Whois also.
     
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    wmtips Well-Known Member

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    All registered domains are listed in the domain zone files, for example, zone files for .com and .net TLDs are maintained by Verisign. But it's not easy to get access to them.
     
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    MayurKawale Well-Known Member

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    There are lots of sides that provide the information.. here are some listed below.
    To Spy Neighbour's IP - https://securitytrails.com/
    To see another domain/s register with same email ID (put email Id or domain name in search box) - https://website.informer.com/
    To check reverse AdSense - https://dnslytics.com/reverse-adsense

    Cheers !!!
     
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    JEET Notable Member

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    @MayurKawale
    Thanks for the sites, but I think these people are using some kind of automated email service, which is somehow getting a list of new registered domains, then its getting whois records and sending all those spam emails on behalf of their subscribed clients.
     
    JEET, Jan 2, 2021 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    Due to relatively recent changes to available domain registrant information to conform with EU laws, identifying information like name, phone, email, etc is no longer available using a WHOIS search. So, when you register a new domain or renew your current domain all identifying information is supposed to be hidden and therefore not available to the spammers.

    I have two domains and neither one of them shows identifying information. I have had them for years, never paid for privacy, and never have been the subject of spam.
     
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    @mmerlinn
    For me this started recently, just last year.
    I don't use godaddy etc to register domains. My domain provider an Indian company I think.
     
    JEET, Jan 2, 2021 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    It does not matter who your domain registrar is. All registrars worldwide are authorized by and registered with ICANN. In 2018 ICANN changed their rules to conform with EU dictats. Those dictats eliminated personal and contact information from public scrutiny via WHOIS. Until 2018 names, phone numbers, email addresses, and so on were publically available to anyone UNLESS that information was hidden (usually at a cost) by the registrar. Today, all of that information is automatically hidden, and some registrars no longer even ask for it.

    One of my domains was registered with GoDaddy, but no longer is. The other domain was never registered with GoDaddy.
     
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    MayurKawale Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that might be possible... or there might be an automated script which will find out the new registered domains.
     
    MayurKawale, Jan 5, 2021 IP
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