Here is an email I received from Register.com, what I believe to be one of the most expensive registration services out there. They warn that ‘Your Personal Information is Not Protected!’ – their goal is for me to buy whois protection.
Most hosting companies offer this free of charge, such as Hostgator’s Baby Plan.
Here is the email they sent today:
Your Personal Information is Not Protected!
Protect yourself from spam with Private Domain Registration. Call today.
Did you know you can protect your personal information against data miners and spam for only pennies a day? With Private Domain Registration you can unlist your personal contact information, including your name, business address, phone number and email address, from the WHOIS Directory* just like you would unlist your phone number.
PROTECT: Your Website
Sign up for Private Domain Registration today Don’t expose your private contact information on the Internet any longer.
Sign-up today to:
* Limit spam, telemarketing and other unsolicited messages
* Protect yourself from data miners
* Limit your exposure to identity theft
* Keep your valuable information private
Call us to order Private Domain Registration today. Or,
Protect your privacy for just $9 a year Thousands of customers have already signed up for Private Domain Registration and you should too. Call us today at 1.877.203.3140 and we’ll make sure all your domains are protected. Our Web Consultants are here 24/7 to take your call.
Thank you for your continued business.
Director, Customer Service
*The WHOIS Directory is a mandatory listing of all registration information for each domain that is registered. Marketers often use WHOIS information for spamming.
*Please do not reply to this email. Replying to this email will not secure your services.*
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