Anonymous Domain Registration
Domain registration is required to maintain a database of website names and their corresponding IP addresses, including the information of the person who owns the website. It also prevents websites having the same name. Websites which are linked to the ICANN?s (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Domain Name Server (DNS) database, can easily provide information as to who owns which website. This is especially helpful in cases where copyright laws have been violated, or illegal pornography has been posted and a lawsuit needs to be instigated.
People who do not wish their personal information, such as last name, residential address, or phone number to be seen, by all the people accessing the Internet desire anonymous domain registration. It also prevents Spam from being directed to individual?s email addresses. Many companies are offering domain registration these days, but the user might end up paying $5 to $10 more than they normally would have.
Anonymous registration also avoids poaching of customers by competing registrars, who can check the WHOIS database and attempt to lure customers with better offers.