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Hey, let’s play a new game that we call “Dark Secrets”

The last post created received a ton of views, so that is good for this website. Bluehost will become annoyed by these posts. They will either come to the webhostingtalk owners and demand that they stop letting us post with the threat of legal action, or they will pay a big fee to the site owners for information like any IP Address information and our email that we registered with, that leads to our identity, or they will buy this entire website for 10 million dollars or more just to keep us silent! The last two options would be a nice win for the site owners.

I don’t think the site owners will ban us because we aren’t breaking any site terms of agreement, and we will be bringing them some nice traffic. Let’s hope this goes viral.

Let’s hit Bluehost in the pocket book. Their site source code is the same for Bluehost, Hostmonster, Fastdomain, and Justhost (BHFJ), so the dark secret that we will share below should work with all 4 companies.

Here’s dark secret number one. The Privacy Feature that they charge for is a joke. When a customer pays for that feature, they just got sucker punched by Bluehost hardcore in the face. The BHFJ set those fields to meaningless values. If someone tries to contact the email address when Privacy is enabled, it goes to Dev Null. It ends up in the trash where no one will ever see it. If someone contacts the Privacy physical address, the same action will apply. No one reads. No one takes any action. So if they can do that, so can the average consumer/customer of these hosting companies.

Here’s the easy steps to do it.

Click your Domain tab (to get into your Domain Manager page)
Check mark your domain name
Click the Contacts tab

Then finally FILL IN WHATEVER FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME, PHONE, ADDRESS, GENERIC EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU WANT…THERE’S NO MAGIC TO IT. We recommend that you make a generic Hotmail, Yahoo, or Gmail address for this operation. We recommend that you use a Po Box from a different state, your mom’s for example. We recommend that you get a free phone number from Google (voice.google.com) and use that.

BHFJ make nearly a billion dollars a year from this Privacy scam. Here is one reason why it is a joke. If you transfer from one registrar to another, there’s no way to stop your information from being exposed during the transfer. For example, you have to expose your contact information with a valid email address to Validate your domain transfer verification, a governance rule/procedure from ICann. This is a common practice to skirt around the privacy fee that is done by insiders for years.

If everyone disseminates this information, it will financially hurt BHFJ. But more importantly it will save the millions of customers who are paying this needless “hidden” fee that they shouldn’t have to pay.

Most other hosting companies have a similar exploit, SO ENJOY!

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