This is a must read for those who believe money saved is money earned!
This post is for those who may not be familiar with what a whois or domain privacy protection shield is or for those who know what one is but are over paying for theirs. Certain domain registrars may have their own unique name for these but the end result is the same. That result being to, as the name implies, protect your privacy. However this domain privacy protection shield also serves as a defender against not only spam emails but other more malicious threats such as computer viruses.
The reality is that opening the wrong email or attempting to open the wrong attachment could lead to big headaches for you and gasp, computer problems as well. No one wants to lose their hard drive or entire computer or be held hostage by ransom ware.
Some domain registrars or website hosting companies charges as much as $1 per month or more for domain privacy protection!
If you’re going to be online, sending and receiving emails then it’s best you know the potential threats that exist. With that in mind I am displaying screen captures below for domains with and without privacy protection.
You can see the exposed G Mail account in the first screenshot.
The owner of the domain name below is enjoying the full shield that only privacy protected domains can offer, in my humble opinion! ?
At the end of the day I really want everyone online to be safe and have an enjoyable experience. If you are not planning to buy privacy protection for your domain then it would be a good idea to use a third party email provider such as G Mail. However the cost of privacy protection is nominal for the protection it provides and you can get one year of domain privacy protection for free on new domain purchases (for eligible domain extensions).
Just to be thorough and because you’re probably wondering – domain privacy protection renewals only cost $1.99 at the time of this writing. That’s a lot of protection for a little bit of money! I have always heard you can’t put a price on peace of mind but in this case you most certainly can.