I might put something up on Google App Engine. I sometimes like to try to be private online, to the extent that I'd be concerned about whether my home address was available via a "whois" lookup on a website I control. If I put some software online via Google App Engine and allow public use of it, will ordinary people be able to find out who is behind it (that being me)? Will moderately skilled amateur hackers be able to? Presumably law enforcement officials could find out, but that does not concern me. [more inside]
posted by Koray
on Mar 25, 2013 -
is a picture of an actress called Emma Stone
. In that picture she reminds me of an actress who apparently isn't her because I haven't watched any of the shows or appearances listed on IMDb.
It's driving me mad! Please help. who am I thinking of?
posted by ponystyle
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Domain Name transfer question: A friend has asked me to help move her website from an old Earthlink hosting account to a new, cheaper hosting option. Will I need to transfer the domain to a new registrar as well? Details below. [more inside]
posted by Ike_Arumba
on Dec 11, 2010 -
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 recently registered a .co.uk domain name. I've since found out that my full name is visible on a WHOIS. What can I do to hide it? [more inside]
posted by Don-da-lah
on Jan 8, 2008 -
How can you find the previous owner of a domain name that has expired, then been reregistered?
posted by pissfactory
on Sep 16, 2006 -
I have a website that is hosted by DreamHost but the domain registration is at GoDaddy. I want to transfer the registration somewhere else because of GoDaddy's politics. One thing I'm looking for is private registration so that my info is not available to spammers on Whois -- GoDaddy and a few other companies do that. Anyone have any suggestions for good registration companies? Namecheap? 1&1? RegisterFly? Thanks.
posted by stacyhall1
on Dec 17, 2005 -
How do I discover all of the domain names registered to a given party? Not "who owns this domain?" but "what domains does this party own?" [more inside]
posted by NinjaPirate
on Jul 19, 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 -
CelebrityDomainFilter: what are the "rules" for websites under the [famousperson].com domains? the famous "more inside" [more inside]
posted by petebest
on Feb 7, 2005 -
My company has been offered a large sum of money for a domain name we own (but don't use). As the sole contact listed in the WHOIS, the offer was sent directly to my email address, so I'm the only person here who is aware of this offer. My company is notoriously unscrupulous, so I have no ethical hangups about just taking the money for myself. But, naturally, I don't want to break the law. Are you aware of any loopholes that might work to my advantage?
posted by anonymous
on Feb 2, 2005 -
Is there a way to get a plain text file with all currently registered domain names? Also, is there a way to use whois (from the command line or via a web site) to do partial searches (e.g. whois meta*.com) for large searches (whois seems to cut off after 20 search results)? (domainsurfer.com can do this but their db hasn't been updated for 2 years) [more inside]
posted by gwint
on Oct 24, 2004 -
I would like to register a .nl domain, however I am not based in The Netherlands. Can this be done?
Bonus points if my name / address information can be kept out of whois.
posted by sebas
on Aug 26, 2004 -