How can I privately register my domain name?

Domain Name Registration
Domain Name Registration

When a domain name is registered, legally we have to provide the Registrant details such as name, address, phone number and email. As soon as the registration is completed, all our details are available public in the WHOIS database. Any person who is searching for a domain name can trace out the domain owner with the support of WHOIS database. Therefore, any data mining people or website marketers can obtain the detailed information of the domain owner.

According to the International governing body for domain names (ICANN), every domain registrar should maintain a “WHOIS” database which is publicly viewable with the personal information of the domain registrant such as address, phone number email etc. This implies that whenever you register a domain, your personal information with contact details is readily available on the web for anyone to see publicly.

Registering the domain privately is very much beneficial for the domain owner. It protects the domain owner’s privacy, prevents data mining, controls email spam and prevents identity theft. It safe guards the domain from frauds and helps to remain anonymous. It also avoids telesales calls and reduces junk mail.

Domain Privacy
The Provision of Domain Privacy supports in protecting your personal information and hide it from scammers, spammers. This is done by replacing all the domain owner‘s personal information with the registrar’s details. There will be default address, phone number and email address in the public WHOIS data base. The Domain owner will have full control over the domain through Online Control Panel. You can work with peace of mind as all the personal information is made private. The domain Privacy is available for all domain extensions such as .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz at minimum charges. This facility of privacy can be enabled or disabled free of cost, whenever needed from your Online Control panel.

Private Domain Name registration
This can be done for the new domain registration as well as for the existing domains.
To make the new domain registration as Private, you have to just select the check box under Domain Privacy. You can simply check and add the option of Domain Privacy to your new domain while doing the domain registration process. Most of the registrars provide it free of cost for .uk domain names and collect minimum charges for other extensions.

For the existing domain names also you can introduce domain privacy by following simple steps. Login your Control Panel and click Domain Names. Select the domain name for which you would like to have Domain Privacy and then click the Upgrade options. This domain Privacy will be active until the domain expires.

Private domain registration should be seriously considered if you own a website for your work or play. Even though internet is a wonderful marketing tool for the individuals and businesses, it has widely opened the door for immoral practicing greedy people. So the only way to conceal your personal information from the public is to purchase the domain from your registrar under private domain name registration.

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