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lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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these sites are the bane of my existence:
http://whois.domaintools.com/thinktankforum.com
http://domainbigdata.com/thinktankforum.com

they're making it very difficult for me to operate a website that isn't linked to my identity in any way.

to accomplish this, i think i'd either need to host the website on an IP shared with a large number of websites, or on an IP used only for that website.

i like hosting my websites on my own (vps) server, though. and i don't want to occupy (and pay for) an IPv4 address for every website.

D:<
phi_'s avatar
2 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Couldn't you register and maintain it as a business vs personally? Create shell companies linked to shell companies and make people work for it. (Half joking.)
lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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lucas
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yeah, i've thought about that. that would be good for maintaining the domain registration and a separate aws account for the services to run the website.

i just put garbage in my domain whois record, instead of my real name or a company's name that i own. i realize this is dangerous and illegal and etc., but it's the cheapest way to keep my name off the site. it's ok for now.

but because i put the site on an ip shared with only a few other websites, some of which are linked to my identity, the websites in my first post make it easy to infer the owner.

and i'm just annoyed that these tools let someone see all of the websites served by a given ip.

i could pay an extra $2/month for each website i want to be anonymous to be on its own ip address. but that's an irresponsible use of IPv4 addresses. and it's only necessitated by these fucking websites' existence.

i assume the nsa knows all of this anyway and that i can't really avoid it. i just don't want these links to be publicly available. i don't want a potential employer to search my name, and get to see everything that i run on the web.

it's like if you could search your neighbor's name and find an unsigned letter he submitted to penthouse. can't people do things privately/anonymously anymore? sorry about the rant.
bluet's avatar
2 years ago
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i think that the fact that it's so easy to look up people's past, leads to a culture that's more accepting of past mistakes. if you know all the immoral acts committed by your friends, maybe you won't feel so bad about your own acts being public

you _can_ search ashley madison's records and find your neighbor

i dunno. maybe it's fine to have something to hide
lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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lucas
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i appreciate the perspective, as always
Carpetsmoker's avatar
2 years ago
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Martin
http://www.uclalawreview.org/pdf/57-6-3.pdf

Haven't read it yet though