Is domain privacy worth it?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by waloshin, Aug 8, 2009.

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    waloshin

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    Is domain privacy worth it? So some phyco doesn't look up your domain and find where you live.
     
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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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    waloshin

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    Amazinly enough free.
     
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    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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    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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    KingYaba

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    Wait, so I can't do a whois command and find out where you live? Nuts!
     
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    maflynn

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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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