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.com domain registered offshore

According to Judge William A. Fletcher's opinion on Office Depot v. Zuccarini, the jurisdiction over a domain name is dependant on the jurisdiction of the domain name registry. The registry for .com ...
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Does it make sense to host media on a .onion site on the darknet, or can I link to lightweb as well?

As it turns out, Tor has an OnionTrafficOnly setting. Also, if the site contains links to non-Tor resources, an "exit" is used, which slows down the data download considerably. Thus, it is ...
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Can other domain registrars view non-public whois information?

There are two commonly-used methods of maintaining privacy in domain registrations: Privacy services offered by the registrar. These services are independent of ICANN but regulated by them through ...
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Is it possible to transfer a domain without a "gap" in Whois privacy protection?

The new registrar will send an "approval request" (that is what GoDaddy calls it) to your previous (current at the time) registrar. Here is the important part. If the privacy service of the previous (...
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Do search engines lower your ranking for using private registration like WhoisGuard?

Google's John Mueller (who also contributes on this site) has said that private registration won't hurt your rankings. He cautions that using private registration would make it harder for Google to ...
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What could be the points to keep in mind while displaying user contact details to public?

With regards to displaying email addresses, it is worth considering methods to prevent their being easily harvested for spamming. The email address I use only for WHOIS records on my domains receives ...
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Is adding Disqus to website safe for user privacy?

Disqus has its own Privacy Policy that you can link to from your own Privacy Policy so that you can inform users that Disqus, a third-party you use, may collect personal data through the embeddable ...
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How can I protect my users' privacy when social share buttons may be pre-fetched?

The buttons themselves don't need to be loaded from the social site at all. For example, both Facebook and Twitter let you simply open a window with a special URL, which shows a "New post" window with ...
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How can I give my users the proof that their data are encrypted?

I recommend having a third party come and audit your systems and provide you a summary of compliance, which you can share with your customers. When I say third party, I mean a separate security ...
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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for subdomains in USA

Terms of Services and Privacy Policies depend on the legal entity behind a website. They shouldn't be done based on how domain or subdomain are structured. I mean: if your forum is managed and owned ...
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How does Google Analytics know the sex, age, interests of visitors?

They don't.. I manage an Arabic baby web site where 90% of the users are supposedly male.. hmm? So male Arabs are looking at a baby website???! NO they probably have wives who log on using their ...
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Is adding Disqus to website safe for user privacy?

Below is a list of websites, that track your visitors activity when you choose to use Disqus: google-analytics.com connect.facebook.net accounts.google.com pippio.com bluekai.com crwdcntrl.net ...
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Private transfer of a domain name to a new owner

Some domain registrars, like NameSilo, let you transfer a domain to another user of the same registrar without any knowledge of the receiving party except for their username. Your best bet is for ...
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Delete Firefox JavaScript console history?

Enter this in the console: clearHistory() New in Firefox 39. Just like a normal command line, the console command line remembers the commands you've typed. Use this function to clear the ...
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Are there privacy considerations in using Google web fonts?

By embedding the font hosted by google, you are informing Google who your visitor is and that they are visiting your site (their interest), which is a privacy concern. https://www.brycewray.com/posts/...
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Is it possible to transfer a domain without a "gap" in Whois privacy protection?

It's not always possible, for example GoDaddy prevents transfers away from them without disabling the privacy protection first (docs): You can't transfer your domain [...] if your domain has ...
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Adblock Plus blocking a lot of ads on webpages that don't even have ads?

You should investigate as to which ads are being blocked. Then the question might turn into: "Adblock blocks a lot of resources that aren't ads".
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Transfer domain from one registrar to another, with privacy

If the previous (current at the time) registrar's privacy service forwards email sent to the account in the domain registration then it might be possible to do the transfer without disabling privacy. ...
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Transfer domain from one registrar to another, with privacy

Have you considered changing your private info before disabling the protection? You could try renting a P.O. box during the transition to use (or equivalent if outside the US) so that your personal ...
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Who is the real owner of a gTLD domain with Privacy Proxy?

According to ICANN, A Proxy Service registers the domain name itself and licenses use of the domain name to its customer. The contact information of the service provider is displayed rather ...
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How to prevent anyone from knowing that some domains are in the same server?

Users, google and other major search engines are able to detect finger prints from a variety of methods. Simply adding a dedicated IP is not enough, especially if the IP is provided by the same IP ...
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Which country's privacy policy is applicable to my website?

You need to look at: Your home country laws on privacy, i.e. India The country where you host/collect/process data through, i.e. USA The countries where your customers are, i.e. USA, Canada, EU You ...
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Can I select to show phone number or not in Google My Business?

Google requires all businesses to have a telephone number for customers, without one it is not possible to have your site listed, even cash machines, video rental kiosks and express mail dropboxes ...
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How to set web server log files deletion at certain interval in shared hosting?

If your shared hosting provider uses cPanel and you use cPanel to manage your website, cPanel has the function to automatically delete old log files after 30 days. Screenshot from the "Raw Access" ...
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Websites using email alerts to notify users - is this considered marketing / covered by GDPR?

You should look at what “legitimate interests” are under GDPR: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/legitimate-interests/when-can-we-rely-on-...
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How long will deleted content will be visible on search engines and why?

Search engines don't like to index content that is no longer available. Once they discover it is unavailable, search engines will remove the content from their index. The time frame for removal ...
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How can I protect my users' privacy when social share buttons may be pre-fetched?

I don't think this happens like you think it does... From your description, it sounds like you're expecting browsers to just follow URLs to preload whole pages - but from what I know it's a lot more ...
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How can I protect my users' privacy when social share buttons may be pre-fetched?

As an alternative to "rolling you own" sharing buttons you could use the shariff library. It's goal is maximum privacy: https://github.com/heiseonline/shariff
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Can you run a website anonymously?

Can you run a website anonymously? Yes you can. Lets first put the caveat out that there are legitimate reasons to want to do so. I think it's easy for some to instantly conflate wanting to host or ...
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