What Is Domain Privacy?

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What Is Domain Privacy?

Postby Teo » Wed May 12, 2010 2:36 pm

Domain privacy is a service that helps protect a domain owner's personal information. Investing in domain privacy can guard domain owners against spammers and identity thieves and unwanted marketing efforts. Domain privacy protects domain owners from having their real names, addresses and other contact information displayed publicly, so webmasters can enjoy peace of mind while running their websites.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that monitors domain names and sets rules for their use, requires that identities and contact information be supplied when domains are initially registered. These details are stored and displayed in a public WHOIS database that anyone can access.

Domain privacy services can be purchased from the registrar through which the domain is registered. Website owners can request the service at the time of the domain's registration or it can be added later. Domain owners can also elect to purchase privacy services for multiple years at a time.

Many registrars consider domain privacy a separate service and will require extra fees for it. The registrar will then use a proxy service to substitute generic information for the domain owner's real name, physical address, email address and other associated contact details. After generic details are entered into the WHOIS database, those who collect domain owner information for unsolicited purposes will find their jobs much harder to accomplish.
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Re: What Is Domain Privacy?

Postby mukilan » Thu May 02, 2013 6:48 am

Hi nice information
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