Have you ever given a thought about the number of spam mails you have receiving of late? Just think about it and you will realize that till a few months ago there were no such mails. Then how did this happen all of a sudden? You have done nothing special in the past few months apart from launching your website. You friends and business partners had educated you about the importance of having an online business and how important the same is for enhancing your work. It was keeping these things in mind that you embarked upon the project of making your presence felt online.
It might sound strange, but you have started receiving these spam mails a few weeks after you had launched your website. Come to thing about it, the number of unwarranted and annoying phone calls have also increased of late. This is what happens when you choose to join hands with a run-of-the-mill web hosting organization. In case you did not know, unless your domain is protected, it is very easy for those who know how, to find out details about your email number and phone number that you had used for signing up your domain.
This is just the beginning. In a few months time things will reach such alarming proportions that you shall be spending your entire day filtering unwanted mails and hiring a person to attend phone calls. You should not have gone in for just any organization and should have chosen someone special who protects your domain by providing it with the privacy it needs. Most people like you just look at the basics and they never bother to think about the future. They are happy if the company they have chosen provides them with unlimited disk space and unlimited bandwidth. The net result is that you also end up with unlimited amounts of something that you did not bargain for.
For those of you who do not know, the people who check out details about your personal information do it using the whois command. Can you imagine the pressure on the server hosting your site if lots of people whoised the same simultaneously? This might even lead to the server crashing. And there is the problem of a genuine customer who cannot get his call through because your phone is always busy with unnecessary calls. You should always opt in for domain privacy… it also saves aspirin costs.