Domain Privacy: Benefits Explained
Domain privacy, also known as WHOIS privacy, is a service offered by domain registrars to protect the personal information of a domain name’s registrant.
When a domain name is registered, the registrant’s personal information, such as name, address, phone number, and email address, is publicly available in the WHOIS database.
With domain privacy, the registrar replaces the registrant’s personal information with their contact information, effectively hiding the registrant’s details from the public.
There are several benefits to keeping your details private when registering a domain name:
- Protection against spam: With your personal information publicly available, you may receive unsolicited emails or phone calls from marketers or scammers.
- Protection against identity theft: By hiding your personal information, you reduce identity theft risk.
- Protection against harassment: In some instances, having your personal information publicly available can lead to harassment, especially if you are a public figure or your domain name is associated with a controversial topic.
- Protection against fraud: Criminals may use your personal information in phishing scams or other types of fraud.
Test check with our domain www.hostafrica.ke from our WHOIS page to see what it looks like.
In summary, domain privacy protects your personal information from being publicly available in the WHOIS database and can help protect you from spam, identity theft, harassment, and fraud.