cancel domain name

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  • #119266

    I bought a domain realising too late that I’m completely freaked out by having all my info out there on arin-whois. I searched the forums here and the FAQs there about how to cancel and they said there should be a little button that says cancel in my account management, but alas, there is no such thing. Can anyone help me cancel this puppy? I really relish my privacy more than having a catchy uri.
    Thanks.

    #119621

    timethief
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    Things to do with domains like this need staff attention. Send an email to support@wordpress.com

    #119623

    raincoaster
    Member

    Is there a way to change the info at whois?

    #119624

    timethief
    Member

    After 60 days you can transfer the existing registry for a domain to another anonymous type domain registry company so your personal identity is not known. You become a member and have a confidential account. Then when a who-is search is done the company name of the domain registry shows and not yours.

    #119625

    Thanks, message sent
    man I feel like a doofus extraordinaire!

    #119629

    timethief
    Member

    No problem. You can get it switched back and then take note of what I said above. You can still own the domain without your identity appearing in who-is, if you find the correct registry to do that through. Many people do this.

    #119721

    drmike
    Member

    Actually you should be able to edit the whois infor from day one. Just log into teh account as per the insructions on the upgrtades -> domain page.

    #120013

    engagemn
    Member

    Dr. Mike, can you elaborate? How can a person buy a domain name through wordpres without having the person’s home address and phone number appear on whois or some other public registry?
    The purchase of the domain name is done through PayPal via a credit card, so the credit card transaction would show the user’s home address and phone number — how do we prevent that from getting onto a public registry?
    Thanks.

    #120014

    It’s easier to purchase the domain through a third party such as GoDaddy. I use their anonymous registration (it costs extra) for my domains. It hides everything.

    #120015

    Here’s another suggestion for you http://www.namecheap.com/index.asp

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