To be Private or not to be Private that is the question

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  1. bumpies

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    Hey,

    Question, do you guys use whois protection on your domains?

    Anyone got any solid test results from this?

    Some of mine do, some dont, but I havent analyzed the difference with all other variables the same.
     
  2. gspot

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    It depends on what you're mailing. If its permission based emails, then I always recommend being as transparant as possible, therefore no whois protection needed and NOT recommended.

    I also don't recommend whois guard for Yahoo apps, AOL doesn't seem to mind as much.

    The key here is transparency, if you're a legit mailer then no need to hide, right ?

    If your dropping GI, whois guard is a must or your likely to get calls from loads of angry people.

     
  3. DKPMO

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    I'd be very cautious about putting your primary identity into domain whois. Let's face it commercial bulk mail generates lots of complaints and you probably do not want to be made famous by a bunch of angry nuts.

    But even if you do private whois it could be broken easily if you get an SBL. So you definitely should get a separate mailing identity that you need anyways for CAN-SPAM compliance.
     
  4. DaMadHatter

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    Agreed.
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