Ok I do know that google looks at whois info now and I have heard the others are as well. Is it a bad idea to change whois info on a domain when you are trying to get rid of a major penalty at Google.? Here is the situation. The previous SEO guy used all kinds of black hat techniques on series of sites that we have running and now they have penalty slapped on them. So now I am trying to repair the damage and use white hat techniques to get these sites listed. At the same time we are setting up a new company with new hosting to create a branding scheme. If we contact Google and ask for our sites to be relisted, will we get in trouble for having the whois basically all changed? Basically will they think, well we were penalizing these guys before, but now they have changed all their whois and hosting and now want to be relisted.