The actual value, from a security standpoint, of using a proxy domain registrar?

Jeremy Hanmer jeremy at hq.newdream.net
Wed Jul 15 17:40:17 CDT 2009


Not everybody charges for the service.  Shop around.

On Jul 15, 2009, at 3:37 PM, Mike Lyon wrote:

> I still think it's a huge waste of money.
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Ray Sanders <
> Ray.Sanders at villagevoicemedia.com> wrote:
>
>> And that falls right into some of the scare tactic sales pitches the
>> domain registrars use.
>>
>> "they can look up your domain and find your home address!"
>>
>> Heck, even a p.o box could leave someone open to a stalker, if said
>> stalker is determined enough.
>>
>> so yes, I'll concede that point to a certain extent.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 17:18 -0500, David E. Smith wrote:
>>> Mike Lyon wrote:
>>>> I am curious what others in the industry think on this topic.  
>>>> When one
>>>> registers a domain they can put in their real information or they  
>>>> can
>> use a
>>>> proxy, like Go-Daddy's Domains By Proxy.
>>>>
>>> If you're using it for your business, the value is pretty slim. You
>>> probably want your business to be reachable by the public.
>>>
>>> Individuals, especially those using their domains to publish  
>>> anything
>>> controversial, could benefit somewhat from the increased privacy.
>>>
>>> David Smith
>>> MVN.net
>>>
>>>
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