First things first. Let’s look into what domain privacy is.
Domain privacy allows you to secure the information that you provide when you register your domain name. That information is required by the registrar for public record. That public database is called the WHOIS directory.
It is up to you to decide whether to use domain privacy or not. There are many large businesses with corporate addresses and information publicly displayed that don’t choose to use domain privacy. However, if you’re a small business owner, a blogger or have a personal website, you might care more about domain privacy.
When you register your domain, here is the information that gets reported to WHOIS:
- First name
- Last name
- Phone number
And other information. So if you want to make sure this personal information is not shared, you might want to look into domain privacy.
In order to get your domain privacy, you can either:
1. Purchase domain privacy when you register.
Once you’ve found your domain name, you have the option of adding domain privacy before checking out. If you have trouble adding it to your cart, call customer service. A representative should be able to help you add domain privacy.
2. Purchase domain privacy later.
You can add domain privacy to any domain you’ve registered whenever you want. However, it’s preferable that you add it as soon as you register because if you don’t, your information will be posted publicly.
That doesn’t mean that it won’t become private after adding domain privacy, but there will still be time for spammers and scammers to get ahold of your personal details.
When it comes to your personal details, it’s always a good idea to secure the information. So if you don’t want your information public and risk someone taking advantage of it, just purchase domain privacy.
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