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Why OVH asks me for personal identity document?
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Why OVH asks me for personal identity document?

sotssots Member

I found that .ovh domain is cheap and I got the name I wanted, so I bought an .ovh domain. The first attempt to buy the domain failed because my VISA card was declined by them (but I can use it with my paypal or AWS). And then I used paypal to pay for the domain. But after 2 days' 'verification' progress, OVH asks me for personal identity proof. Does .ovh domain require verification? I do NOT want to send my ID card photo to them. As I know, only .uk and .cn domains require identity verification and they don't support whois privacy. I don't want my name and email published publicly.

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  • emghemgh Member

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  • NoCommentNoComment Member

    @sots said: I don't want my name and email published publicly.

    The ID verification has nothing to do with whois privacy. It's to prevent abuse.

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  • emghemgh Member
    edited May 9

    @NoComment said:

    @sots said: I don't want my name and email published publicly.

    The ID verification has nothing to do with whois privacy. It's to prevent abuse.

    Actually, the ID is added as an image HTML tag to the WHOIS output. As in, the ID or passport becomes public data. It's to avoid abuse.

  • NoCommentNoComment Member

    @emgh said:

    @NoComment said:

    @sots said: I don't want my name and email published publicly.

    The ID verification has nothing to do with whois privacy. It's to prevent abuse.

    Actually, the ID is added as an image HTML tag to the WHOIS output. As in, the ID or passport becomes public data. It's to avoid abuse.

    I thought you were trolling, but the more you dig into this... I will be contacting all my family and friends to register as many domains as possible on ovh and then starting a class action lawsuit against ovh to seek compensation.

  • emghemgh Member

    @NoComment said:

    @emgh said:

    @NoComment said:

    @sots said: I don't want my name and email published publicly.

    The ID verification has nothing to do with whois privacy. It's to prevent abuse.

    Actually, the ID is added as an image HTML tag to the WHOIS output. As in, the ID or passport becomes public data. It's to avoid abuse.

    I thought you were trolling, but the more you dig into this... I will be contacting all my family and friends to register as many domains as possible on ovh and then starting a class action lawsuit against ovh to seek compensation.

    Not possible, you agree to the terms.

  • duckeeyuckduckeeyuck Member

    @emgh said: Not possible, you agree to the terms.

    If the terms say that I will become a slave and I sign it, even tho the law prohibits slavery, will the contract work above the law?

  • emghemgh Member

    @duckeeyuck said:

    @emgh said: Not possible, you agree to the terms.

    If the terms say that I will become a slave and I sign it, even tho the law prohibits slavery, will the contract work above the law?

    Yes, since you've signed it. You even said so yourself.

  • wotetiwoteti Member

    @emgh said:

    @NoComment said:
    I thought you were trolling, but the more you dig into this... I will be contacting all my family and friends to register as many domains as possible on ovh and then starting a class action lawsuit against ovh to seek compensation.

    Not possible, you agree to the terms.

    There is no law that says you can't sue someone because you agreed to their TOS, class-action or otherwise.

    Winning the lawsuit is something else.

  • emghemgh Member

    @woteti said:

    @emgh said:

    @NoComment said:
    I thought you were trolling, but the more you dig into this... I will be contacting all my family and friends to register as many domains as possible on ovh and then starting a class action lawsuit against ovh to seek compensation.

    Not possible, you agree to the terms.

    There is no law that says you can't sue someone because you agreed to their TOS, class-action or otherwise.

    Winning the lawsuit is something else.

    If you agreed, you agreed. Winning is practically the same as having grounds to sue.

  • wotetiwoteti Member

    @emgh said:

    @woteti said:

    @emgh said:

    @NoComment said:
    I thought you were trolling, but the more you dig into this... I will be contacting all my family and friends to register as many domains as possible on ovh and then starting a class action lawsuit against ovh to seek compensation.

    Not possible, you agree to the terms.

    There is no law that says you can't sue someone because you agreed to their TOS, class-action or otherwise.

    Winning the lawsuit is something else.

    If you agreed, you agreed. Winning is practically the same as having grounds to sue.

    Nope. You can have grounds (case not dismissed) and still lose.

  • CheepCluckCheepCluck Member

    Its nothing nefarious they just want to make sure youre not without a spine. They rather you just make one using mspaint this way they know you're serious about your privacy.

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  • emghemgh Member

    @woteti said:

    @emgh said:

    @woteti said:

    @emgh said:

    @NoComment said:
    I thought you were trolling, but the more you dig into this... I will be contacting all my family and friends to register as many domains as possible on ovh and then starting a class action lawsuit against ovh to seek compensation.

    Not possible, you agree to the terms.

    There is no law that says you can't sue someone because you agreed to their TOS, class-action or otherwise.

    Winning the lawsuit is something else.

    If you agreed, you agreed. Winning is practically the same as having grounds to sue.

    Nope. You can have grounds (case not dismissed) and still lose.

    No, if you have grounds, that means you're right. Why would there otherwise be such a requirement?

  • sotssots Member

    @emgh said:

    @NoComment said:

    @emgh said:

    @NoComment said:

    @sots said: I don't want my name and email published publicly.

    The ID verification has nothing to do with whois privacy. It's to prevent abuse.

    Actually, the ID is added as an image HTML tag to the WHOIS output. As in, the ID or passport becomes public data. It's to avoid abuse.

    I thought you were trolling, but the more you dig into this... I will be contacting all my family and friends to register as many domains as possible on ovh and then starting a class action lawsuit against ovh to seek compensation.

    Not possible, you agree to the terms.

    But the ToC or ToS does not apply if it's illegal. I don't think a host provider has the permission to get my ID card photos. Will you send your ID card info or bank card password to a stranger? At least I'll never do this. I don't want to put my personal information at risk.

  • It's a European company. of course you have no anonymity. Europe is essentially white China-- they want to make the internet safe again. There's a reason why Snowden is hiding in Russia.

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  • CheepCluckCheepCluck Member

    @emgh said:

    @woteti said:

    @emgh said:

    @woteti said:

    @emgh said:

    @NoComment said:
    I thought you were trolling, but the more you dig into this... I will be contacting all my family and friends to register as many domains as possible on ovh and then starting a class action lawsuit against ovh to seek compensation.

    Not possible, you agree to the terms.

    There is no law that says you can't sue someone because you agreed to their TOS, class-action or otherwise.

    Winning the lawsuit is something else.

    If you agreed, you agreed. Winning is practically the same as having grounds to sue.

    Nope. You can have grounds (case not dismissed) and still lose.

    No, if you have grounds, that means you're right. Why would there otherwise be such a requirement?

    No if you have no grounds you're probably falling. This is beyond the scope of services provided. Please enact your emergency backup procedure.

  • emghemgh Member

    @mosquitoguy said:
    It's a European company. of course you have no anonymity. Europe is essentially white China-- they want to make the internet safe again. There's a reason why Snowden is hiding in Russia.

    Yes, and my ass shoots penguins.

  • emghemgh Member

    No one here seems to know law procedure, especially @CheepCluck and @sots and @woteti

  • CheepCluckCheepCluck Member

    @emgh said:
    No one here seems to know law procedure, especially @CheepCluck and @sots and @woteti

    I know tons about law procedure. Break it, goto jail, make license plates for .17cents a day for 35 years.
    I also know that shooting penguins out of your ass is due to upset PETA.

  • @emgh said:
    Yes, and my ass shoots penguins.

    My ass also shoots penguins because we all evolved equally. A dead universe made sure of it.

  • emghemgh Member

    So, in conclusion, did we answer your question @sots

  • CheepCluckCheepCluck Member

    Hopefully that conclusion is that is ovh wont ask for ID if you have ass penguins.

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  • NekkiNekki Member

    @sots said:
    I do NOT want to send my ID card photo to them. As I know, only .uk and .cn domains require identity verification and they don't support whois privacy. I don't want my name and email published publicly.

    .uk domains do support whois privacy. They didn't originally but the policy changed years ago.

    However, if you're not British, the Queen says you can't register one.

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  • wotetiwoteti Member

    @emgh said:
    Why would there otherwise be such a requirement?

    Because determining it requires due process, not the steaming conjecture out of your ass you pass on as legal authority.

    @emgh said:

    @mosquitoguy said:
    It's a European company. of course you have no anonymity. Europe is essentially white China-- they want to make the internet safe again. There's a reason why Snowden is hiding in Russia.

    Yes, and my ass shoots penguins.

    Not penguins, just steaming conjecture.

  • TimboJonesTimboJones Member

    They will actually use your face in deepfake porn videos if you're pretty enough.

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  • NekkiNekki Member

    @TimboJones said:
    They will actually use your face in deepfake porn videos if you're pretty enough.

    I use your avatar in deepfake porn.

    It’s cathartic to scream ‘TimboOOOOOOOOO’ as I bust a nut.

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  • TimboJonesTimboJones Member

    @Nekki said:

    @TimboJones said:
    They will actually use your face in deepfake porn videos if you're pretty enough.

    I use your avatar in deepfake porn.

    It’s cathartic to scream ‘TimboOOOOOOOOO’ as I bust a nut.

    Too bad the mouth isn't open.

  • ralfralf Member

    @emgh said:
    Actually, the ID is added as an image HTML tag to the WHOIS output. As in, the ID or passport becomes public data. It's to avoid abuse.

    You what?

  • dane_dohertydane_doherty Member
    edited May 9

    Just use this one

    Edit: Removed by @MikePT

  • MikePTMikePT Member, Moderator, Patron Provider

    @dane_doherty said:
    Just use this one

    Edit: Removed by @MikePT

    No, not here please.

    /thread

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