There are plenty of ways to promote a safer web, for yourself and your website’s users. With cybersecurity being a hot topic these days, it’s important to take the necessary steps towards a secure website…and it’s not as difficult as you might think. Features like password managers, SSL certificates, and regular backups all keep your website at a low risk of attacks and hacks. The first step to any website is registering a domain. Ensure cybersecurity from the outset with private domain registration.
What is Private Domain Registration
When you register a domain name, your personal information automatically goes straight to the WHOIS Public Internet Directory. Your information is made public and can be accessed at any time. Originally, this process took place to show ownership and transparency, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) made this a requirement for every registration.
WHOIS began in 1982 when the Engineering Task Force created a directory of contact information for anyone who transmitted data across the ARPANET, which is considered the basis for what we know as the Internet. WHOIS explains who is responsible for a domain name or IP address.
Now, users are much more aware of what information goes out into the ether. With private domain registration, you have the option to hide your personal information from strangers. Instead, your registrar replaces your information with its own in the WHOIS database.
What are the Benefits?
Avoid Identity Theft
If your personal information (like physical address, email address, phone number, etc) is out in the open in the WHOIS database, then you’re definitely susceptible to identity theft! It’s free to access at any time by anyone. With a private domain registration, your information is masked with the registrar’s information.
Get Rid of Spammers
No one likes getting a call from a telemarketer or seeing a long list of spam emails in their inbox. Ever wonder how they get your information in the first place? WHOIS is a go-to source for phone numbers and emails. With a private domain registration, you can control who doesn’t see your information. We’ll mask your personal email address with a generic one that changes routinely in order to stave off spammers.
Not only does private domain registration give you peace of mind, it’s also very affordable. Sevaa Group is a big proponent of web safety, and we make sure all of our customers stay up to date on the latest developments in cybersecurity. We offer everything you need to get your website launched. When you register a private domain through Sevaa Group, we add ID Protect for $10/year…that’s $0.83 a month! An extremely small price to pay for your privacy. Talk to us about registering a domain and hosting your website!