What is Whois?
It is the service that permits you to know the a...
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What is Whois?
It is the service that permits you to know the availability of a domain and identify the owner in real time.
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) requires all domains to show the real data of the registrants and other contacts publicly, permitting them to be queried by anyone without need to authenticate or contact the registrar that manages the domain. It could be used by anyone for unintended purposes such as: sending spam, identity theft, telemarketing campaigns, privacy violation, etc.
Note that in the absence of real data displayed in the domain‘s Whois, it could lead to lose the domain, as required by ICANN.
Why You Need Private Domain Registration
When you purchase a domain, your registrar is required by ICANN to enter the contact information of the site owner. Some kind of information must be submitted. So unless you opt to protect your personal data, it goes public.
Privacy protection hides personal contact information from complete strangers. This is pretty straightforward and is one of the most common reasons domain owners opt for privacy protection.
Almost everyone has the ability to access the internet, meaning that almost anyone could potentially have access to your mailing address, phone number, and email address. If a website includes debatable or hotly-contested topics, it can be an especially safe move to make personal contact details difficult to obtain to help avoid undesired contact from strangers.
Here are four reasons you should considering paying for private domain registration.
1. Protect Your Personal Data
Identity theft continues to be a common problem, There is enough data contained in a WHOIS domain record for a skilled or tenacious thief to start causing problems, and enable them to dig deeper into your personal data for the purpose of identity theft. Using domain protection covers your tracks with the info of your proxy service.
2. Stop Unwanted Solicitations
Listing personal contact information for your domain is an open invitation from telemarketers, sales people, spammers, and con artists. There are countless services that scrape WHOIS data for contact information, specifically from recently registered websites.
It doesn‘t take long after a domain registration to start getting a flood of calls and emails about SEO services, content optimization, social media marketing, mailing services, virtual assistants, freelance opportunities from people overseas, and more.
What‘s worse, there are scammers who may contact you when your domain is nearing expiration, with "renewal services" that actually do nothing to renew the domain, or that transfer it without your knowledge, and can cost the owner hundreds of dollars in bogus "services." Be wary of any items received in the mail regarding your domain, and always contact your current registrar before responding to such solicitations.
3. Protect Your Email Address
4. Prevent Domain Hijacking
Domain hijacking used to be a much larger issue. Thanks to domain transfers being locked by default by most registrars after acquisition, it‘s not as easy as it used to be. With this lock set, no one is able to transfer your domain away from you unless they somehow manage to get access to your domain registrar account and email.
Hiding your personal information adds one more hurdle to the process, making it extremely difficult for someone to harvest the data and attempt to gain access to your account.
While privacy protection is enabled, the domain transfer authorization email will be sent to the dummy email address listed rather than the registrant‘s email address, making the transfer fail if not authorized. Most (if not all) dummy email addresses provided by registrars do NOT forward to the registrant‘s email address.
How does WHOIS Privacy Protection Service work?
When your domain is covered by WHOIS Privacy Protection Service, we replace the personal identifying information in your Whois record with generic contact information for RohoZ itself. No third-party marketers will be able to see your information, so no junk mail or phone calls will come directly to you as a result of the information we collect.
WHOIS Privacy Protection must be added to each domain you register. While many top-level domains support WHOIS Privacy Protection, not all do. When you go to check out a domain, add WHOIS Privacy Protection to the domain and we‘ll let you know if that domain is eligible for the service. You can also add WHOIS Privacy Protection to domains you‘ve already registered.
Don‘t risk unwanted attention. Shield your personal information by adding WHOIS Privacy Protection Service to your domain today.