Part of creating your own website is signing up for your own domain name. The domain name is important because this is what your visitors will type in the address bar to get to your site. Web hosting service providers usually offer free domain registration, while other comes with additional fee.
When you create your website, it’s important to think of the right domain name that will suit your site. A good domain name will reflect your professionalism and will your trustworthiness. You should think carefully what your domain name will be. Here are some tips to choose the perfect domain name for your website.
- Keep your domain name short and simple.
- Make it easy for your visitors to remember.
- Make it easy to spell and type.
- Choose the available dot-com domains.
- Create your own brand with your website.
- It is important to include relevant keywords.
- It should be easy to pronounce.
- Make sure to avoid copyright infringement so that you won’t have any issues with your website in the future.
What Is A WHOIS Database?
When you register your domain, you will need to enter the following information:
- Phone number
- Email address
- Credit Card information or other account information
These are the information that is required by ICANN before you can register a domain name. Your personal information is entered to a public database, and can be queried using WHOIS. WHOIS is a query protocol that is used to get information about the domain and its owner.
Everyone online can use the WHOIS tool to be able to get hold contact information for a certain domain. Since the information about the domain and its owner can be accessed by the public, there is a risk that an unauthorized person can get hold of your personal information and use it.
For example, spammers can get hold of all the email address on the database and send spam messages, or telemarketers can use this information to call their prospective customers. Because of this, privacy had been an issue when it comes to signing up for a domain name.
Domain Privacy Is Possible With iPage
- Your domain registration information such as account information will be masked with generic information.
- When someone requests for your personal information, these requests will be filtered and forwarded to you.
- You can decide whether you want to respond the requests forwarded to you or not.
You can get iPage Domain Privacy for $9.99 per year, and you can be sure that you are protected 24 hours a day. It supports domain extensions such as .com, .org, .net, .biz, .tv, .cc and .info all at the same rate.
Setting Up iPage Domain Privacy
It’s easy to activate domain privacy on your iPage account. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
- Login to your iPage account.
- Go to the control panel, and click on the DomainCentral icon.
- On the DomainCentral page, look for the Privacy columns next to your list of registered domains. Click the “Buy Now” link to activate Domain Privacy.
- You will see the terms and condition for activating Domain Privacy and more detailed information about ICANN and WHOIS.
If you find any trouble activating Domain Privacy on your account, you can contact iPage’s customer support. They are open 24 hours a day, and you can contact them through phone, chat or email.