If you have own your own website, then you will be required to register a domain name. However, there are a number of advantages to be had from investing in domain private registration.
When you register the domain name of any website, you are required to provide a certain amount of information for the WHOIS directory. Being registered can have a number of benefits in terms of enabling internet security. This can be particularly useful if you own a business website, as the WHOIS directory can help combat the risk of fraud, and build your customers’ confidence in your online shopping facilities.
However, this form of public registration can have its drawbacks. Making contact information public can make you a target for spam and even identity fraud. If you’re keen to avoid receiving a lot more junk mail and telesales calls, you might consider private domain registration instead.
Private domain registration is usually a quick and straightforward process which allows you to gain the same control over your domain name as you would have with a publicly registered address. The personal address and contact details which you would usually use to register your domain name are replaced with those of the registration company.
This allows your personal information to stay much more private, while your site will continue to benefit from the verified status gain through registration. This can be a great way to avoid spam emails and as well as junk mail, which can actually have a negative effect on the efficiency of your business.
It can also help help to protect your company from fraud and ‘data miners’. Data mining is the process of extracting personal data (as might be found on your WHO directory entry) for statistical analysis or marketing precision. However, both processes can prove a hindrance, or even detrimental, towards the efficient functioning of your own business.
Many private domain registration providers also offer a service by which they are able to filter the emails that are sent to the email address you have provided. So, although you will be withholding your personal email address within the WHOIS directory, this doesn’t mean that you will miss out on messages from those who are genuinely attempting to contact your or your business. Emails which are not spam or junk mail will then be forwarded to a designated email account for you to read.