Why Should I Keep My Domain WhoIs Information Private?

When a person first registers a domain name to the World Wide Web, it can make them feel like as if they were part of a global community.

Now it feels as if they have their spot on the web that they own and totally control.

Unfortunately that is not true and there are ways that people can use the purchase of a domain name against you.

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The Rules Of Buying A Domain Name

This is why before you go to any domain name web site you must make sure that you know the rules of buying a domain.

If you do not, then you can find yourself in deep trouble when it comes down to keeping your information safe.

When you first purchase a domain name there is certain information that you must fill out before they will give you the domain and that information must be true.

If they find out the information is not true then they will take back the domain name from you.

This information includes your name, your address, the city or town and state that you live in.

If you know anything about computer security then you will know that this information is all anyone needs to be able to do some serious damage to your credit report.

So, before this happens to you, I recommend that you take the chance to try and prevent it.

You must try to make sure that the information you had to give to the domain registrar is not used against you.

Keep Your Details Private

To prevent that, a lot of web services place a private whois over your domain registration information.

This means that whenever someone tries to look up your personal information with a whois search they will not be able to find any of your information.

It is hidden by proxy to some other company that is owned by the registrar or some other third party.

This is great for anyone that feels uneasy about their personal information being too easy to get.

Different web companies have different rules when it comes to purchasing a domain name from them.

Some offer the domain name whois protection for free whilst others will charge an extra fee for this service.

If you are not a big fan of having your information all over the place then you should think about using the private whois option next time you buy a new domain.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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