One thing a lot of webmasters commonly want to know is whether or not they need domain privacy protection for their website. A lot of the top registrars/host like NameCheap, Network Solutions, Hostgator, 1and1, etc. offer this service for a monthly or yearly fee. Typically, it can cost you anywhere from $2.99 to $7.99 per year. In this article, I am going to explain what domain privacy protection is and show you the pros and cons of using it. Then, it’s up to you to decide if you want it or not.
- Minimize spam.
- Protects your personal information.
- Prevents unsolicited marketing outreach.
- Protection against domain name hijacking.
- An extra yearly expense.
What Is Domain Privacy Protection?
So, if you are completely new to owning and running a website you have probably seen the word privacy protection offered. When you go to DomainTools and Whois.net, you can check to see who owns the domain name. You can see where it’s registered and with what company it’s registered. Shows your personal home address (or registered address), phone number, email address, etc. Is an online database that anyone and everyone can view publicly.