Also known as “Private Registration.” This is a term involved with domain name registration. And it literally means you domain name registration details are kept private or in other words your personal details such as your name, home/ office address, email address and phone numbers are not displayed in public data base. If I may define “private registration” in another way, it means, Implementation of appropriate safeguard measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of WHOIS data records, as well as to protect the WHOIS records against threats or identity theft that could result in substantial embarrassment, harm, inconvenience, or unfairness to any person.
Why you need Privacy Protection? web hosting
Imagine for a second, when you register a domain, your name, address, email address and phone numbers are immediately made available to anyone who wants to see them? That’s right. Your personal information is exposed 24 hours a day, everyday, to anyone, anywhere globally who wants to see and use them. When buying a domain name you have to provide accurate contact information or else your domain registration could be terminated as it would be in violation of the ICANN terms and regulations for any and all domain name registrations.
This information has to be made publicly available to everyone via the public WHOIS database as required by ICANN, the international governing body for domain names. Everyday, this valuable source of accurate contact information is targeted and harvested by spammers and telemarketers resulting in unwanted and unsolicited contact. Also since your contact information is public, you are at risk for identity theft and fraud and of being contacted by harassers and stalkers.