When you buy a domain name, you can opt to purchase multiple add-on features along with your domain name. Some features are useful to all while others might only be applicable to some group of users. Many times when we know service is an add-on we think it may not be worth it – it's safe, of course, to be vigilant about needless up-selling, but it's also a good idea to justify the need for a product that's readily accessible and can add value to you.
An add-on which is Domain Whois Privacy Protection for domain names (on TLDs that support private registration). We'll see in this post as follows.
All domain names have a WHOIS listing, where it goes into a database of all the registered domains and all the registrant information such as the domain address and contact information. This WHOIS information is available over the Internet to all. Without Domain Privacy Protection, the public has access to all of your data. As such Domain Privacy Protection is a service that hides all of your public contact information on WHOIS listing.
Privacy Protection is a service that is available when you purchase your domain name. Activating or disabling this is up to you the customer. You can obtain it as long as your domain name is valid when you pass or update your domain name or at some other point in time. In fact, if you do buy an SSL certificate for your domain, you may or may not need to temporarily disable your WHOIS privacy depending on your hosting company, though it was previously mandatory to do so.
Domain Privacy Protection has benefits regardless of whether you are a Reseller or a Customer. Here are several arguments for opting for Domain Privacy:
While turning on Domain Privacy Protection is not necessary, it is worth allowing because it provides protection and keeps unwanted spammers and hackers at bay.
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