Ever wondered how spammers are able to get hold of your email address and bombard you with spam? Worried about your privacy?
A Whois search is available to anyone on the internet. This means people can find your name, address, email and phone number with a simple domain search. When you register a domain, you also include your details such as your name, address, email and phone number. If you do not make this information private you risk exposing this information to spammers, identity thieves and fraudsters.
For a few dollars a year you can keep your domain ownership details private, hide your details from spammers, and protect your anonymity
What is WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard is a Domain privacy protection service that will hide your contact details from the public by displaying the contact details of WhoisGuard instead. It will replace your email address in the Whois database with a unique address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org. This protects your privacy, shields you from spam and even identity theft.
Another advantage of WhoisGuard is that it provides an option to redirect regular email to the customer’s real address where obvious spam or malicious email is filtered out through WhoisGuard’s anti-spam funnel. This means you can receive regular email while still maintaining your privacy.
The only time your data such as your phone number and address would be available is when the registrar receives a court order against you or a domain service from a provider involving trademark disputes.