Doh! Miami Blog Confused by Moniker Privacy Services, Connects it to Child Porn

Blogger doesn’t understand what Moniker Privacy Services is — and suggests the company is profiting off of child porn.

I’ve said many times that offering whois privacy or proxy services isn’t free. Here’s another example.

A blog post on Miami New Times says that Moniker Privacy Services:

has registered at least five porn sites still featuring the video and X-rated screenshots — seven months after a family member left comments on the sites warning: “This is child pornography and your site can and will face charges!”

The sites in question supposedly host a porn video with an underage star.

Of course Moniker Privacy Services is just a whois proxy service. But technically it is the registrant of the domain names.

The blog suggests that Moniker is a shady company, and says that it managed to “track down” the owners. The owners, of course, are Oversee.net.

It promises to expose more about the company:

Tomorrow, we’ll bring you more information on Moniker Privacy Services, one of the dirtiest internet-based companies we’ve encountered — and that’s saying a lot

My guess is the authors don’t realize what Moniker Privacy Services is.

That said, this is another example of how offering a privacy or proxy service isn’t free. It’s also a perfect example of why these services need to have a process for handling complaints. Go Daddy, for example, immediately unmasks the whois in the case of a dispute.

Moniker Privacy Services has been pulled into extensive lawsuits before, including one with Transamerica.

Comments

  1. says

    since US courts have no power over foreign registrars, the game now is forget GD, and set up your own registrar in the caymans, and do your own whois shields IMO

    GD blows

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