How do I add privacy to my domains?

What is domain privacy?

No matter how successful your domain or website is, privacy is one quintessential necessity which you can’t ignore. Privacy can reduce hackers’ attempts at spamming and phishing and in all possibility, thwart similar attempts at takeovers of your domains, and protect you against other such suspicious activities.

How do I add domain privacy to my domain?

When you purchase a domain name from a certain owner, who hosts the domain, and register it, you have to provide personal details like your name, address, email id, contact number, etc as per the norm stated at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Subsequently, a database called “WHOIS” (pronounced Who Is) collects all the personal data and stores it which is accessible to the public with a simple search string.

There is a solution to this. While registering the domain name, you can buy a privacy package from WHOIS, at a nominal price and protect your personal or contact details from the public as well as from spammers. The catch here is that if anyone viewing your website wants to contact you, they have to contact the host first as the contact details presented on the website is theirs and not yours since you have a privacy package. The host then contacts you with the relevant details of the intended communication from the viewer.

All extensions are eligible for this privacy, barring a few domain hosts which might insist on a different approach, but that is rare.

If you want to add order it at Hoasted via this link: Hoasted domain privacy


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