Recently, I migrated Smart Affiliate Hub to Hostgator and also changed Online Self Employed to Smart Affiliate Hub. During this process, I learned a lot. I hope through my failure, you’ll learn how to avoid making the same mistakes yourself. More specifically, I want to go over the importance of domain privacy. Without further ado, let’s get started with this super short article!
What Is Domain Privacy?
Every domain name has a WHOIS listing. It’s basically a database of registered domains with information such as your address, phone number, name, etc. It is completely available to the public to see unless you turn on domain privacy.
With domain privacy, you are protected by the following:
- Avoid people that try to commit fraud.
- Avoid stalkers who try to harass you via phone number.
- Prevents spam and junk mail.
- Protects your personal information, so others can’t see your address, phone number, name, etc.
The Importance Of Domain Privacy
So I decided to save a few dollars and not opt-in for domain privacy when I purchased Smartaffiliatehub.com (*Big mistake). What ended up happening is that right now, my phone is getting blown up by callers of unknown regions.— I’m currently reaching out to my cellphone service provider to get this fixed.
If you truly care about your privacy, make sure you pay the extra $15.00 per year for the peace of mind. However, if you signed up with Wealthy Affiliate, domain privacy is included with your domain purchase.
Do I Recommend Domain Privacy?
Absolutely! If you truly care about your online business and your own privacy. I would totally pay for it. It will save you the headache and stress down the road. After getting harassed on the phone, I went straight ahead and purchased the domain privacy.
Right now, I am still getting some soliciting phone calls, but it has been reduced tremendously. I guess it’s a lesson learned and an experience to share with my fellow readers. Don’t be afraid to invest a little more money to protect yourself.
What is your opinion on domain privacy? Do you think it’s important to have it? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment down below!