Private domain registration: Another marketing trick?

Private Domain Registration
Private Domain Registration

On the internet privacy comes at a premium. Websites are open to scrutiny and comment; it cannot be kept away from curious eyes. The only way you can conceal your identity is by doing a private domain registration. If someone wants to know who owns a domain name, what they need to do is look up the WhoIs service. When they do this they will not get your personal information but they will get the name and address of the forwarding service.

Many website owners register domain names privately because they find several advantages attached to it. Marketers are always on the lookout for names and other information they can use are leads and discovery lists. They create bots that lurk on domain websites and seek out information that is listed and later sold to companies. Registering your name privately keeps your name safe from such prying eyes.

Private registration is perfect if you want to outsmart your competitors.  All you have to do to keep your venture a secret is to register it privately. No matter how much sneaking the competitor does, there will be no tell-tale signs of your venture. It is a good idea to register the domains before you buy the hosting space as doing this will give you the chance to look around for the best web hosting service.

Domain name registrations are generally done for a year’s period. When the time is up, you must remember to renew it before it becomes dead. If you renew it for a long period you will get a handsome discount. You can dabble in domain name trading where you can make money if you have domain with catchy names.

Before you buy domains run a check to make sure it is a clear one that does not contain trademarked information.  Using a public domain rather than a private web hosting means that you are not making an all-out effort to make your venture a success! Public domain names are perceived as mere hobbies and not serious pursuits like a business.

If you want your website to come alive and be successful, registering a private domain name is the way to go. When you use a free website builder the domain name can be registered as soon as the website is designed. At this point you will have to decide whether you need a public domain or a private one.

Choosing a public domain is fraught with the danger of losing your personal data to telemarketers and spammers who will fill your email with worthless spam. Paying money for private domain registration is for the purpose of keeping all this information safe. But in reality after taking your money many of these private domain name registrars sell the data to marketing firms. The downside is that you pay these registrars and yet have your personal data sold for others to exploit.

Now ICANN requires that the mailing address, email address and phone number should be on the WhoIs list. This makes things very easy for spammers to steal data.  Right now it would seem that private domain registration is a slick marketing ploy.

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