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

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Thu Jul 16 17:17:12 CDT 2009


> From nanog-bounces+bonomi=mail.r-bonomi.com at nanog.org  Wed Jul 15 16:52:59 2009
> Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:52:44 -0700
> Subject: The actual value, from a security standpoint, of using a proxy domain 
> 	registrar?
> From: Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at gmail.com>
> To: NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>
>
> Howdy,
>
> 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.
>
> Now, personally, I would prefer just to get a PO Box and put that address on
> my domain info instead of doing a proxy. I could also put down a phone
> number in the registration that just goes to my general business phone line
> which is just a DVR.
>
> So the question I have is this: What actual security are these proxy
> companies providing to the end-user?  My company website has my real
> address, my real phone number, exec bio's and pictures of them yet upper
> management (and our marketing company) think using a proxy is a good thing.
>
> What's the difference between using a proxy vs using a PO Box except that a
> PO Box is cheaper?
>
> I'd just like to get thoughts from others to see what the general feeling is
> on this topic.
>
> Cheers,
> Mike
>




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