Want to Keep Your Domain Registration Private?

When you register a domain name, you are asked to fill out a WHOIS record which includes you contact information. Nowadays, people demand more privacy, and you’ll be pleased to know that your information does not have to remain public.

With Yahoo! Private Domain Name Registration, you can protect your contact information from unwanted solicitors. All you have to do is fill in your WHOIS record with information from Yahoo!’s domain name registration partner, Melbourne IT. In the place of your registrant, administrative, technical, and billing contact, just type Melbourne IT. Your name and contact information stays with your domain name but does so only as in a private database accessible only by Yahoo! and Melbourne IT. (Understand of course that Yahoo! and Melbourne IT will still reserve the right to disclose your information to comply with laws or lawful request.)

The advantage of private registration is simple: you avoid solicitors. Whenever a solicitor looks up your WHOIS record, they will be directed to contact Melbourne IT, not you. Melbourne will sift through these calls, emails, and mailings to find any third-party contacts of importance. You can check if you need to see if anyone legitimate contacted you.

Anyone with a Yahoo! account already has the opportunity to privately register their domain name. If you would like to use Yahoo! Private Domain Name Registration and your domain name is with another registrar, simply contact your registrar to see if redelegating to Yahoo! is a possibility.

In today’s scary online world, you can never have too much protection. Set up a Web site and register a domain name without fearing every kook out there might start badgering you. Just because your are on the Web doesn’t mean you must endure the exposure.