Domains by Proxy are a Internet based company owned by Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons. It offers domain privacy services (private whois) through partner domain registrars such as Go Daddy and Wild West Domains which allows users to register a new or existing domain name in the name of Domains By Proxy when doing a “whois” lookup.

A Private “Whois” Registration protects you from several irritations that occur daily when having public whois since the internet is overloaded with spammers. Some of these protected aspects include

  • Domain spamming
  • Harassers, stalkers, and data miners which usually use software to gather your personal info and often sell it of to other marketing firms, thus your mailbox landing up being full of spammy sometimes unrelated junk.
  • “Moonlighting”, home- or side-business identity disclosure
  • Privacy intrusions

Godaddy’s free private “whois” special offer

I use this special a lot since whenever I register domains I usually land up registering 5-6 at a time since they give you discount for the bulk purchase but I noticed they also give you private whois FREE if you register 5 or more domains at a time or even buy 5 or more domains on auction. That’s super cool, basically saves you like $9.99 per domain!

If you want to know the difference between private whois and public whois read this post, I found it most informative.

My conclusion is that domain privacy is worth it and helps reduce spam and unlawful gathering and selling of your personal details by using online tools.

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