Transferred my domain to Cloudflare, now getting spam that has my personal info


I transferred a domain to Cloudflare Registrar a couple of months ago. Now I’m getting spam for the domain. The scam isn’t anything new and I’m used to these mails, but this one is a little different.

The troubling part is that this one includes my personal information (name/address). I have always kept my whois information private so scammers should not have access to it. I have several other domains (not on Cloudflare), none of them have this problem.

What’s going on?

I have never seen or heard anything like this personally or on this Community. Could it be that the old registrar, while transferring made your info public and it was scraped?

I have never seen or heard anything like this

That’s the troubling part for me as well. But then registrars messing info during transfer would be rare too. If it helps, I transferred in September, Namecheap to Cloudflare. I don’t think spammers would wait two months… of course, just spitballing here.

You wouldn’t guess the amount of trouble they cause… I have seen everything.

Depends if the name was scraped by them or added to some list that then got into the spammers’ hands.

Haha… I guess that’s reasonable. And I hope that’s the real cause as well. Spammers getting info by any other means would make things very problematic.

I get you, unfortunately there isn’t much we can understand from that… Maybe there was a leak on some other service, completely unrelated to DNS/hosting, etc.

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Yup… thanks for your time and answers! I suppose I should mark this thread solved now.

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