One of the questions commonly asked is ”why do I require domain privacy protection?” Is it that important and why not give fake details instead?
What is domain ID/ privacy protection?
Domain ID/ privacy protection is a feature that hides your registrant information(Information you provide such as phone number, email and address while registering a domain name), which is available on the public WHOIS database.
Why is domain ID protection necessary?
1. Protect your personal information. Imagine this, your personal details are publicly displayed and accessible to anyone through the whois database. A lot of times, clients have gotten calls or emails from stalkers, spammers and fraudsters. Anyone could fall victim if your details are publicly accessible.
2. Prevents unsolicited marketing. With your personal contact information publicly available, salespeople and con artist have access to information they need to get to you.
A client furiously stomped into our offices accusing us of sharing her information with marketers. Days after purchasing her domain name, she was receiving emails about SEO services, social media marketing, freelance opportunities, email marketing etc. You have to take charge of your contact information. This is exactly why you will need domain ID protection, otherwise, you will be an open target.
3. Protect yourself from domain hijacking or theft. This is also known as domain spoofing. It happens where the registration of a domain name is changed without the authorization of the owner. It happens mostly through phishing or social engineering, where a hacker tricks the registrant to get access to their domain. The good thing, we by default have all domains locked hence transfers can’t be done until we unlock the domain for the client.
4. Minimize spamming. Have you ever received such an email with similar content? (See below) You could easily act on it on seeing that your domain name will expire soon. This hoax is often tailored with using domain name details available on whois database. You can avoid contacting us all the time to help you check if the email is genuine or not. FYI, all emails from us always have our logo and contact details.
Domain Name: domainname.com
REGISTRANT CONTACT: domainname.com
As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it’s time to send in your registration.
Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.
This Notice for domainname.com will expire at 11:59 PM, 10 – August – 2018 Act now!
Select Term and Package Here
Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Select the term using the link above by 10 – August – 2018 Act now!
Depending on how tolerant you are with marketers, scammers, spammers and con artist, then you can weigh your options. At the end of the day, it is not a requirement but a question of your willingness to invest on domain ID protection. To some it’s a necessity, to others it’s a waste of money! I prefer to have my details protected. If you share the same sentiments, you can order for domain ID protection here!