N00b question


#1

is it normal that after register here a hosting account and after approving of my account that the domain name is still avaible for registering? cause my domain is still avaible (http://www.startservice.net)


#2

It may show up as available from other whois servers, but you won’t actually be able to register it (because it’s already registered).

Note that having an invalid phone number (this one is obviously invalid) can get you (and us) in trouble… you should correct this.

jazz% whois -h whois.opensrs.net startservice.net
Registrant:
duck man
Kamilleveld 33
Doetinchem, gelderland 7006vb
nl

Domain name: STARTSERVICE.NET

Administrative Contact:
man, duck powerducktape@hotmail.com
Kamilleveld 33
Doetinchem, gelderland 7006vb
nl
999-999-9999
Technical Contact:
Web Hosting, Dreamhost support@dreamhost.com
P.O. Box 5479
Huntington Park, CA 90255
US
213-947-1032 Fax: 323-583-9505
[…]


#3

[quote]Note that having an invalid phone number (this one is obviously
invalid) can get you (and us) in trouble… you should correct this.

[/quote]

Ditto on the name (unless your name really is “duck man”, in which case I apologize). :>

But, yeah, whois information should be correct.

  • Jeff @ DreamHost
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#4

LOL! duck man … kewl, eh! It reminds me of the famous “yellow brick road” in the now classic yorkstreethardware.com mentioned at:

http://www.icann.org/correspondence/touton-letter-to-beckwith-03sep02.htm


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#5

can i add a international phone number? like 31314etc

edit:
Well i changed it to my real name and phonenumber
but it will change very soon to a secret phone number


#6

Hi duck -

[quote]can i add a international phone number? like 31314etc

[/quote]

Sure!

[quote]Well i changed it to my real name and phonenumber
but it will change very soon to a secret phone number

[/quote]

That’s fine. Re-directing it to an answering service is probably okay too, as long as the person looking at it has a reasonable chance of getting ahold of you. That’s the main concern.

  • Jeff @ DreamHost
  • DH Discussion Forum Admin

#7

Reminded me of the exchange student in 16 Candles. I imagine it would be un pee-cee to actually use his name. :>


#8

well then must all the info be fine now.
When will it be online today? or tomorrow? just curious

-Edit-
Nevermind it’s allready online :slight_smile:


#9

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“All accredited registrars have agreed with ICANN to obtain contact information from registrants, to provide it publicly by a Whois service, and to investigate and correct any reported inaccuracies in contact information for domain names registered through them.”

http://reports.internic.net/cgi/rpt_whois/rpt.cgi

You might also want to check out the link (very interesting reading indeed) I posted earlier on this thread.


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#10

“Note that having an invalid phone number (this one is obviously invalid) can get you (and us) in trouble… you should correct this.”

If I didn’t have a cell phone (and I didn’t for a long time) I would never even think of putting a real phone number down. And I also would never use my real street address.

I do use my real name and an email address that never changes and I check regularly.

I have many domains over many years and I’ve never had a problem. I doubt I ever will.

With cases of domain stealing on the rise, I’d say much more important is picking a secure company to register your domains with. Mine are locked and can only be unlocked by me, and I would be notified of the change at my email address.

Regardless, I’d rather be safe than sorry, regardless of what internic says. I myself have never heard of anyone losing a domain because they didn’t use a real phone number, as long as they had someway to be contacted. IMHO the threat borders on paranoia.


#11

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No offence, but I wouldn’t brag about doing this in public. I guess your domain names are not registered with DreamHost (Domainitron.com), or they will be contacting you very soon. LOL!

P.S. I’m sure DirectNIC will do the same as every other registrar.


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#12

It’s a good idea to use valid information, but probably not information like your home address or phone number. I usually use a work address / number or a voice mail number.


#13

<No offence, but I wouldn’t brag about doing this in public. I guess your domain names are not registered with DreamHost (Domainitron.com), or they will be contacting you very soon. LOL!?>

Actually, I do have one domain with dreamhost. Dreamhost has my real address and phone number with my contact info, but I didn’t use it on my ‘whois’. So its not something I try to hide.

Many, many people don’t use the correct contact info for ‘home addresses and phone numbers’, and I’ve never had a problem.

If that changes, then I’ll certainly change, but until then…