Why is Domain Name Privacy Important?

When it comes to actions you can take to help prevent identity theft and other cyber security risks, there really is no stone NOT worth turning. One possible risk that is usually overlooked is allowing your personal information to show on a domain name. While it isn’t a huge amount of personal info, it is some, and adding Domain Name Privacy Protection is an easy step to take to combat that risk.

With Domain Name Privacy Protection, your domain name, website, and email will all work just the same. The big difference comes in regarding a WHOIS search. Here’s a definition of a WHOIS search from http://www.webhostingbuzz.com: “WHOIS actually means ‘Who is?’ and reads the same. It’s a useful utility for looking up information on any domain name…. WHOIS search results provide helpful information surrounding a particular domain name. It may include personal or business information about domain name ownership, registration and expiration dates, nameservers, status information, etc. It may also include contact information such as physical address, phone number and email address.”

With Domain Name Privacy Protection, none of your personal contact information, such as your name, phone number and email, will be shown. Without Domain Name Privacy Protection, your name, phone number, and email address will all be listed and available for all to see.

How important does Full Scope Creative think that Domain Name Privacy Protection is? We require it on all domain names that we register and maintain for our clients. Domain Name Privacy Protection through Full Scope Creative is $6.99 per year for any domain name and domain name registrations start at just $15.99 per year. If your domain name doesn’t have Domain Name Privacy Protection added to it, contact us today and we can transfer your domain name to our registration and setup domain name privacy protection for $22.98 per year: a small price for peace of mind.

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