Domain Privacy! Why Do You Need It?

The Domain Privacy at keeps personal information safely locked to protect it against identity theft, saves your contact information from email harvesters and people spamming your inbox by purchasing whois databases. Hence, it prevents domain-related spam and deters domain hacking.

It can easily be added to any domain you register from, the system prompts you to add it while domain registration process and if you forgot then you can add it later from your account section by clicking ADD PRIVACY option visible next to the domain name.

How it works? When you register any domain name with any registrar, your personal information is automatically entered into a public directory called WHOIS record which can often accessed by hackers, spammers and marketers to compile mailing lists and steal domains. offers two privacy options to keep your personal details safely hidden: Privacy Protection which is great for individuals and Privacy & Business is effective for businesses.

While the Privacy Protection simply locks your identity keeping your personal information hidden on Internet, the Privacy & Business has some extras including:

  • It provides deadbolt transfer protection
  • It provides an online business card visible in the WhoIs directory
  • It prevents accidental loss of domain due to expired credit card information
  • Certified Domain Seal proves to visitors that your website’s ownership is valid

Hence, you easily keep complete control of the domain, including the rights to sell, renew, cancel or transfer it.

A lot of you would think, “What’s the problem, if my personal information goes publicly available”. You must know that at this time the information is power and after all the idea of the personal information is to keep it personal and not public.

If you think of revealing your information so that more people can know what you serve then virtual business card which you get with Privacy & Business is programmed to drive more traffic to your website and increase the reach of your existing efforts without sacrificing your privacy.

If you are interested in this feature you can find more information about it in your Account Area -> Domains -> Privacy option next to the domain name. If you don’t have a domain and planning to get one then you can register it now and the system will guide you.

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