Whenever you register a domain name, your personal information – i.e. full name, address, email and phone number – are automatically added onto a public directory called WHOIS (Who is). The WHOIS directory is accessible by anyone, which means that hackers, thieves and spammers can easily find out the information of an owner of an unprotected domain name.
This means that unprotected domain names are vulnerable to being stolen, which is a major risk to business owners that rely on a website to reach customers. Domain Privacy replaces your personal information with a generic Webnames.ca contact address to keep your data safe.