By law, every domain name must contain valid whois, or contact, information. A person can do a search for any domain name and find this information, including your email address. Spammers will typically scour new domains using a whois search engine, such as http://www.whois.sc/
, for this information. Below is an example of what an unprotected domain name looks like vs. a protected domain:
Administrator, Domain email@example.com
123 Candy Cane Lane
Seattle, WA 98005
Administrator, Domain firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 357
Preston, WA 98050
It is recommended that you use a Privacy Protection for your domain name which will mask the contact information. This service is available, and it costs $15.00/year which must be renewed yearly. If you are interested, please contact our sales department at the phone number at the top of the page, or submit a ticket from our ticket system..
Note: Currently, only .com, .net, .org, .info and .biz can have privacy protection enabled.