(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – As threats to online security grow increasingly sophisticated, people look for ways to protect their personal information. Network Solutions® is now offering extra protection for those who register a .CO domain name via a private registration service for registrants of new and existing .CO domain names. Network Solutions’ private registration service provides alternate contact information for the domain listing in the public WHOIS database for as little as $9.99 per year per domain.
Accredited registrars like Network Solutions are required by ICANN, the governing body of the Internet, to submit a listing to a public database each time a domain name is registered. Also known as the WHOIS database, it contains listings that include names, physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers associated with the purchased domains. Anyone who conducts a simple domain name search can view this information. People who register domains are required to keep listings updated; registrars like Network Solutions use this primary contact information to send renewal notices and other important information about registered domains and the services associated with those domains.
Using Network Solutions private registration service keeps a registrant’s contact information out of the public eye. It also prevents emails from spammers and calls from telemarketers. Network Solutions private registration continues to be available for other domain extensions as well as for .CO. Launched early last year, the .CO domain extension is easy to remember and flexible to use. It creates an ideal platform for today’s socially networked consumers to share content, create communities, connect, communicate, and collaborate.