Private Domain Registration

Written by Sierra Rein
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ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is responsible for accrediting all domain name registrars. A non-profit organization, this legal entity requires all domain name providers to make the contact information of every domain name owner available to the public. Unfortunately, this situation may cause a bit of trouble and consternation amongst law-abiding domain name register owners.

A domain address can be treated like a target by spammers, telemarketers, stalkers, harassers, and identity thieves. These law breakers can actually take a person's domain name, look up the contact information connected to it through the public WHOIS database, and use it for any number of schemes and money-making tricks. However, there is an alternative for anyone interested in keeping their information safe from prying eyes.

The solution is to register a domain name privately, that is, through a professional company willing to place its contact information online. Most spammers and online thieves will not dare to send unsolicited emails to a company's contact email, even if it is out on display to the public. Setting up a private domain registration does not in any way change the ability for the domain name owner to change, transfer, sell or renew their domains. If legitimate emails do get sent to the information on the WHOIS database, it can usually be forwarded to the domain name owner.

Making Private Domain Registration Fully Guaranteed

Most companies that offer private domain registration services do so with a 100 percent guarantee to their customers. If spam or any other harassing material arrives in the domain owner's mail, the registration host often becomes obligated to offer some sort of recompense. This can be done either through monetary rewards, services, or with legal indemnity.

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