How to hide your hosting provider?

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Hello guys,

I was checking my domain with whois domaintools and it is revealing my domain registrar and my hosting provider.
Does any know how can i hide my hosting provider names from any tools?
I don't want any know what hosting I am using or avoid spam complaints

Thanks
 

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You can't hide it, whois lookups will always show the domain registrar the domain is registered with even using whois id protection.
 

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LJS is correct, you cannot hid the domain registrar.

As far as hiding your hosting provider, all you can do is hide your behind u ique nameservers. I.e, if you have a reseller account, see if your provider offer white labeled nameserver domains. You could also use Cloudflare for DNS.

However, if anyone determind your actual IP, they will be able to see who the IP belongs to.
 
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If we use Cloudflare DNS and CDN and someone checks the IP of the website then would it just show the IP belongs to Cloudflare with no way to determine our actual host?
 

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There is always a way. But yes, cloudflare in most cases will hide your IP identity. This is why a lot of piracy sites use cloudflare to mask their real server IP and even doing multiple reverse proxy after cloudflare to obfuscate even more.
 

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Even then people can contact Cloudflare with legitimate claim and it will forward complain to provider.
 

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Hello guys,

I was checking my domain with whois domaintools and it is revealing my domain registrar and my hosting provider.
Does any know how can i hide my hosting provider names from any tools?
I don't want any know what hosting I am using or avoid spam complaints

Thanks
In all honesty, if someone wants to try hard enough, they can determine where your website is hosted. I know you mentioned you want to avoid spamming. However for this all you need is Whois ID protection to protect your email address from spamming. Beyond that, why were you looking to hide where your website is currently hosted?
 

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Hello guys,

I was checking my domain with whois domaintools and it is revealing my domain registrar and my hosting provider.
Does any know how can i hide my hosting provider names from any tools?
I don't want any know what hosting I am using or avoid spam complaints

Thanks
When I see this post I had to check some domains and for my surprise, there is no info about hosting provider :(
Just information of domain registrar.

Then I come up that there is a way that you can find out who is hosting provider check IP and DNS of domain.
Paul Wellner Bou said:
I don't want any know what hosting I am using or avoid spam complaints.
Are you spamming someone or someone spamming you? didn't quite get that part.
Whatever, you can hide your private data buy buying Whois ID protection. So no one can contact you.
If You want you can register your NS , then you can't see DNS from hosting provider. (just IP's)

But there is always part with IP of your domain which belongs to ip range of hosting provider. (you will know what provider is)

Then I think what can change dns records and ip and come up cloudflare.
But domain registrant stays un-hidden for ever.
 

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One might be able to vague some information from those with little comprehension of the process to analyse a website but most technologically sound users are skilled enough to be able to determine which web host is providing the hosting.
 
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You can't hide it, whois lookups will always show the domain registrar the domain is registered with even using whois id protection.
I tried to use whois but it didn't show real provider for any Cloudflare websites.

However, if anyone determind your actual IP, they will be able to see who the IP belongs to.
They are using tools or commands to trace this info?
 
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This is why a lot of piracy sites use cloudflare to mask their real server IP and even doing multiple reverse proxy after cloudflare to obfuscate even more.
You mean like those nulled or movie sites?

Even then people can contact Cloudflare with legitimate claim and it will forward complain to provider.
Cloudflare will act as a middleman and send complaints forward to a host? That seems like that's above and beyond service. Good for Cloudflare. :)
 
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There are two ways to hide your hosting provider -
1. using cloudflare instead of hosting provider's dns
2. buy hosting from whitelabled hosting provider.
and to hide the domain whois - you need to buy the ID protection from the domain provider.
 

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You can hide who your domain registrar, but you can hide who you are hosting with.
Using CloudFlare will tell these sites you are hosted by CloudFlare, but that's not strictly true.
Use http://www.whoishostingthis.com/ to see
 

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There are two steps to acheive this

1) Use Other DNS system like cloudflare, which masks your IP and nameservers as well.

2) Use whois guard also called whois privacy guard. (you can ask your domain registrar and enable it for free or payment).

If the people( geeks) want to know, where your website is hosted, they are still able to get that information somehow, we cannot fully prevent them from scraping information about you. But, this two steps should be able to stop normal people who cannot use advanced tools or techniques to find about you.

Hope this helps you

Thank you
 
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Hello guys,

I was checking my domain with whois domaintools and it is revealing my domain registrar and my hosting provider.
Does any know how can i hide my hosting provider names from any tools?
I don't want any know what hosting I am using or avoid spam complaints

Thanks
use CloudFlare

it will be tough going about it
 

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whois guard designed to hide the details of domain owners not the registrar details. It seems impossible to hide domain registrar details. but you can hide the hosting provider details by using cloudflare nameservers.

Also you can only hide your IP using cloudflare but if anyone knows your correct IP, they can find out whois data of the IP.
 
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Even if you are using cloudflare people can still find the real ip. i mean there must be a way.
but you can use whois protection , that will hide your identity but not register provider.

Regards
 
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If you really want to hide the fact that you're using other providers for your services, including domain registration then you could:

1. Get your own allocation of IP addresses, and host your site on an IP within your own AS number.
2. Become an accredited domain registrar with ICANN and transfer your domain name to be part of that registrar.

Otherwise, just work with top tier providers and accept the fact that people will be able to see that you rely on other providers for some of your services.
 
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Use Cloudflare or its alternatives to hide your host in WHOIS records, but still, if anyone wants to find out who's your hoster, they can do it by taking a peek at server's IP address.
To totally hide or change domain and hosting provider name to something that you won't be shy about anyone finding out, just form your own domain registrar and hosting company (a guide about that) :icon_rock:
 
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Hello

The intodns.com tool will allow you to see in some records, truly your web provider. Just be a bit subtle and know how to search.
 

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You will need to enable the WHOIS privacy, if you like to hide the domain related details. Unfortunately, it's not possible to hide domain registrar's name. When you will enable the privacy protection that time it will hide your all details like registrar email address, contact details etc. You will need to be in touch with your domain registrar for it.

Regarding hosting provider, you can create the child nameservers (your own nameservers with the name which you would like to set but will point to your hosting provider's server.) Nameservers are the only details which will get displayed and reveals your hosting provider's identity. You will need to contact your hosting provider as well as to domain registrar for it.
 
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