ICANN, the organization tasked by the government with managing domain names, requires contact information for every domain owners to be publicly listed in a Whois database. This makes it easy for anyone to find and contact the owner of a domain name. Whois lists information such as phone numbers, emails, and home addresses.
Domain Privacy is a service that helps to protect your personal information on the web. Without Domain Privacy, when you register a domain name, ICANN (the governing body for internet domain names) requires you to provide accurate contact information, which they then make available in a public WHOIS database. This makes it easy for spammers and other undesired parties to obtain your personal contact information.
Our Domain Privacy service acts as a shield -- instead of showing YOUR personal contact information in the public database, the database will show contact information for the hostmonster Domain Privacy service. This allows you to keep your information accurate and up-to-date with our service, as demanded by ICANN regulations, but still invisible and shielded from the public.
Domain Privacy protects you from:
If you would like the domain privacy on your domain and domain is registered through us, please see HostMonster Pricing for the pricing of Domain Privacy.
- Spam and other Unsolicited Email
- Unwanted Phone Calls & Postal Mail
- Identity Theft
- Fraudulent Domain Transfers
- Competitors being able to look up which domains you own
- and much more
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