WHOIS Privacy and Its Benefits For Your Domain

WHOIS Privacy and Its Benefits for Your Domain

With how easy it can be for malicious hackers to steal personal information of online customers, it’s important that businesses do everything they can to protect their websites from outside attacks and potential exposure of personal information. One of the best ways of doing that is by adding WHOIS Privacy to your domain.

Privacy protection works to hide personal information included on your website from public view. Without privacy protection, people’s addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and any other information they plug into a website could be accessible by anyone else on the internet.

There are several main reasons why this type of protection is so beneficial:

  • Protection against spam, scams and junk mail. There are many bots that comb through websites looking for personal information, especially email addresses, to which they can then send junk, scams and malware. Having WHOIS Privacy protection allows you to protect your customers from having to deal with what is at best an inconvenience and at worst severely damaging to their computers and privacy.
  • Protection from telemarketers. Companies will also attempt to access company websites to get phone numbers for potential new targets. By protecting your customers’ information with privacy protection, their phone numbers will be kept hidden from telemarketers trying to find more people to call and annoy.
  • Protection of personal information. In an era where identity theft is becoming a growing concern because of the ease of finding personal information online, it is imperative that you do everything possible to protect the personal information of your customers.

All of these benefits also apply to the company that actually purchases the privacy protection. Just as you are protecting your customers, you are protecting yourself from potential scams, unsolicited emails regarding your domain and the loss or exposure of personal information.

For more information about adding WHOIS Privacy protection to your company’s domain and how that will benefit you, speak to us today at IDMI.Net. We are pleased to answer any questions you have about internet privacy and how to get started with these services.