When buying a web domain, one is given the option(for an additional fee), to make the domain "private" where the owner of the domain is hidden from public view.
Then the question is, how private is a private domain? Can a web smart person or internet ninja find out the information?
The desire is to hide the domain and completely non-work related blog from my employer.
posted by sock, the puppet
on Feb 8, 2013 -
Is anyone aware of a reputable domain registrar who will register .sh domain names?
posted by sonic meat machine
on Dec 9, 2010 -
What happens when you've purchased a domain that a company wants but you're not sure how to proceed because Or am I totally in the wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 16, 2010 -
I'm thinking of creating a political parody website that may step on some toes and/or trademarks. I have a few technical and legal questions about how best to go about this. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki
on Dec 22, 2009 -
Researching options for all things website: hosting, domain name registration and DNS.
Can you help me narrow it down? [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek
on Oct 1, 2009 -
Registering a .ie domain for personal use; any 'workarounds' to the registration restrictions? [more inside]
posted by bbuda
on Sep 17, 2009 -
What's the story behind those filler pages you see when you look at unused domain names? [more inside]
posted by jeisme
on Aug 4, 2009 -
When registering a domain name, should I pay - annually - to hide these details from the Whois database? [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Jul 6, 2009 -
I need an inexpensive ($20 or less a month) webhost that allows multiple domains and Movable Type installations and can handle OK & occasionally large traffic... I've gotten dugg 3 times! Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by aristan
on Nov 3, 2008 -
I'm about to start some new business ventures and my current web host has not been doing a very good job so I want to switch while things are still small. Helllp! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Nov 2, 2008 -
I need to move a domain name, and set up email hosting for 200 addresses, with minimal downtime. [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp
on Oct 1, 2007 -
It is a commonly held belief that enough Internet users foolishly expect every Internet domain to end in ".com", it would be a mistake to purchase and promote a domain ending in ".org" unless one can also purchase the corresponding domain in the ".com" TLD to redirect these foolish Internet users to the proper URL. Is there any statistical evidence that there are so many foolish Internet users out that that this is a necessary practice? Or is this merely unsubstantiated myth?
posted by Plutor
on Oct 1, 2007 -
I'm new to editing .htaccess files, and I'd like some help managing multiple domains on one hosting package. [more inside]
posted by rocketman
on Jan 30, 2007 -
Domain Name Purgatory: I cannot change the nameservers on a domain I purchased despite the fact that I'm paying TWO companies for it... [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear
on Nov 23, 2006 -
How do you purchase a domain name which is already registered but not being used? [more inside]
posted by bradn
on Oct 5, 2006 -
Domain filter - - > Help me find an international domain register that will sell me my last name for cheap and not some rate for a large business. [more inside]
posted by Knigel
on Aug 11, 2006 -
Why are there places that charge you $35 dollars a year for a domain name (register.com, netsol.com) while there are others that charge you as low as $7 dollars a year for a domain (godaddy.com, namesecure.com)? What's the catch?
posted by falameufilho
on Jul 6, 2006 -
I want to start a Wikipedia page featuring the domains of blog spammers. Does one already exist?
posted by bamassippi
on Jun 27, 2006 -
Please please please can someone help me make my Network Solutions registered domain map to my Typepad site? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx
on Jan 21, 2006 -
I plan to purchase a few domain names, and each domain would show a different web page when visited. How can I manage that without subscribing to a separate web hosting package for each domain? [more inside]
posted by arrowhead
on Oct 27, 2005 -
Our non-profit group is setting it's first web site, and we're having some trouble deciding on a domain name. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on May 12, 2005 -
Is there any good reason why I can't put a fake address and phone number in my domain registration info? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Apr 6, 2005 -
Yahoo is now offering domain name registration
for $4.98 per year. I have my domains registered with GoDaddy
but a couple are due for renewal soon. Is Yahoo's deal too good to be true? Have any of you had bad experiences with them? Should I switch?
posted by madman
on Jan 26, 2005 -
Any suggestions for free/cheap domain name and web hosting services for a non-profit org? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on Jan 13, 2005 -
How do you value a domain name? More specifically I am a member of a webmaster newsboard that has domain names for sale. When I inquired about a certain domain I was told the owner was looking in the $X,XXX range for it. Yet I don't see how a domain could be valued at that price range when I see sites with full content selling for less than that. Is a domain really that valuable anymore? I don't think it is. Yes a .com is better than a .net or .org or whatever, but to ask for $1,000+ for a domain is just kinda pricey I think when the domain hasn't been doing anything other than pointing to another url.
posted by thebwit
on Jul 5, 2004 -