We all want our information to be private and protected. As the Internet continues to grow and more people access websites, the risks to personal information continue to grow. Although you may believe your site is too small to get any real attention, it may be only a matter of time before your inbox becomes flooded with unsolicited messages and threats. Never assume that your site is too insignificant to be noticed, even if you just purchased the domain yesterday.
As a registrar, we are obliged by international rules to collect personal information and store it in a WHOIS record. Even if you don’t mind this type of information being public, anyone – including mail, email, and telephone marketers – can use data from WHOIS records to approach and annoy you. Luckily, Openprovider offers a way out for you – a service called “Whois privacy”.
In essence, Whois privacy service serves three mail goals:
- Protects your identity
- Reduces spam
- Helps to avoid unwanted offers
Enabling Whois privacy on a domain disguises your identity and provides proxy contact information in the Whois. Whois privacy service provides valid contact information that satisfies the international requirements without exposing your personal contact information and protects the data of the domain owner. With Whois privacy enabled, your domain is hidden behind Whois Privacy Protection Foundation, which accepts e-mails to domain owners at the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address. Every e-mail is auto-replied to with a link to an online form that allows contact with the domain owner.
Don’t risk unwanted attention and secure your personal information by adding Whois Privacy to your domain today.
This feature is now available for almost all gTLDs & nTLDs, including also some ccTLDs.