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Jemima Copping



Joined: 21 Jun 2013
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Location: Scotland

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:19 am    Post subject: Fasthosts Reply with quote

I've just had an email from Fasthosts about domain privacy, 5.99.
I would like to have the Hatters opinion about this. My name, email address, address, phone number are already on my website for all to see. Is there any point in spending an extra 20 quid or so
on this? (i own other domain names as well).


http://fasthosts-email.co.uk/128F-469Q2-JASXOG-22LJCV-1/c.aspx
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DaveT



Joined: 12 Aug 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:59 am    Post subject: Re: Fasthosts Reply with quote

Jemima Copping wrote:
Is there any point in spending an extra 20 quid or so on this?


No, not really. If your details are already on the website then no point in hiding them from WHOIS.
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Joanna



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 892
Location: Chester, North West England & Sidmouth, East Devon

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had the same email and it's actually the opposite of what we want. On our web site we have a section about 'booking with confidence' and it includes telling enquirers that they can verify that we have owned our domain names for several years. They can also see that our whois contact details are consistent with those on our web site. I'm sure we get spam because our details are 'out there' but I can deal with that.
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greenbarn



Joined: 30 May 2009
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Location: The Westmorland Dales, Cumbria

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joanna is saying what I think. I'm sure it's a good idea in some cases, but if you're running a business that is heavily reliant on trust it's very important to consider what message is given out if you actively appear to be hiding your identity.
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