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Old Aug 8, 2009, 02:27 PM   #1
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Is domain privacy worth it?

Is domain privacy worth it? So some phyco doesn't look up your domain and find where you live.
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Old Aug 8, 2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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What's the cost these days . . $9/$10 per year? Seems a minor expense for not having your name and mailing address visible for the entire planet to see.
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Old Aug 9, 2009, 12:10 AM   #3
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What's the cost these days . . $9/$10 per year? Seems a minor expense for not having your name and mailing address visible for the entire planet to see.
Amazinly enough free.
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Old Aug 9, 2009, 12:50 AM   #4
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Amazinly enough free.
Then why even ask? If it's free, take it.

NameCheap charges $3/yr for it and I pay it for all my domains, it's worth it IMO.
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Old Aug 9, 2009, 12:56 AM   #5
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Yes it is

at one time a couple years ago I had over 1000 domain names and paid over $900/per year just for privacy. So Yes I think its important. It only takes one loser to ruin your day or worse.
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Wait, so I can't do a whois command and find out where you live? Nuts!
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I've gone back and forth on this for myself and while I will not attempt to refute the people saying for a few bucks its worth it. I opted not to sign up for it for a couple of my domains. I've not seen any problems yet.

Also some TLDs you cannot even get that, such as .us. FWIW, I don't use my actual email address that I use but rather one that I can easily filter, or ignore if need be. I don't put my phone number down on the registration either.
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