When setting up a new website you have to register your domain with the ICANN or Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This is a non-profit organization which manages domain names. Your domain name, your personal information is published in the WHOIS Public Internet Directory which can be viewed by anyone at any time. This is required by the ICANN as part of the domain name registration process. Once your website is up and running you have the option of registering the domain as either public or private.
If you decide to go with public domain, your information will be available for everyone through WHOIS that means that your name, address, e-mail address, phone number… all will be in the eye of the public. However when you choose a private domain, your information will be protected, it will cost you a bit more but everything regarding your personal information will remain private. Private domain registration can mitigate your concerns by ensuring that anyone who decides to check domain names for criminal purposes will find only the name of your proxy service. At DomainsAtCost you will find many advantages of private registration, for a small yearly fee, private domain registration delivers benefits that pay off.