ICANN Drop Your Domain

If you've ever taken a look at more competitive SERPs, you've likely run into the completely bogus whois data that's used to preserve anonymity. This is frustrating but makes sense; no-one wants to be directly linked to spam-fuelled domains, and spammers don't want to link their domains together. Interestingly, this opens the domains up to a serious vulnerability. You're breaking the rules if you provide fake whois information, and breaking these rules (even accidentally) can get your site disabled, and even make your domain name available for purchase by others. In this blog post we're going to report one of my own domains to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Here's the ICANN procedure in brief: For our test, I've registered fakewhois.xyz (you can [...]