When purchasing a domain, clients often get asked at checkout if they would like to purchase “domain protection” (or some variant thereof) as an extra.
What does it mean by that?
By default, your email address is publicly listed with the domain you own. Having your email visible can lead to some additional spams and phishing attempts which try to steal your domain. Domain protection is when your registrar uses their own email address and keep yours hidden.
So, is it worth paying a little extra for?
At Site Savvy, we don’t use protection because just a little extra vigilance is enough for us to prevent scams. Many of our clients don’t use it either, but some do. Speaking anecdotally, domain protection may help reduce spam a little. However, please keep in mind that you can never stop all of the scams and phishing attempts, so you will need to be vigilant regardless.
Although we- Site Savvy do not use domain protection, it does not mean we do not recommend it. It’s up to you to decide for your domain if it should have domain protection.
Have you had a good experience with domain protection? If you would like to have a further discussion about domain protection and/or starting your website, please feel free to contact us or leave us a few lines in the comments below.
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