THE HOST GROUP offers private domain name registrations. When you buy a domain, your personal information (e.g. name, address, email address, and phone number) is immediately available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Click here to see an example.
You have the power to change this with a private “unlisted” registration through Domains by Proxy™ which allows you to…
- Maintain your privacy.
- Stop domain-related spam.
- Deter identity theft and fraud.
- Prevent harassers, stalkers & data miners.
- Protect your “moonlighting” identity.
- Lets you run a home business without unwanted intervention.
Look for the private registration option when purchasing your domain name through THE HOST GROUP.
Domain Locking for Your Convenience and Security
Domain Name Lock is fast, easy to enable and keeps your valuable names secure. When you choose domain locking, our technology puts the names in Registrar Lock, meaning they are secure not only on our site, but also at the registry, the very top level of domain administration. Domain Name Locking provides an additional layer of protection from inadvertent changes to your domain’s name servers, which could make them inaccessible.
But more importantly, Domain Name Locking prevents unauthorized transfers from even being initiated!
Usually all you need to do to transfer a domain name is to go to the new Registrar’s website and request the transfer. The new Registrar sends the request to the Registry who then forwards it on to the current Registrar. We already reject the request unless you tell us specifically to go ahead with the transfer. However, if your domain name is Locked, the Registry will reject the transfer request immediately for you. There’s no need for you to respond to any notice from us, the transfer is denied before it even gets started!
If you decide you do need to transfer your domain name elsewhere, change the name servers, etc., simply log in to your account and remove the lock (by un-checking the Domain Name Lock check box).
While other companies charge as much as $10 a year for Domain Name Locking, please know that we provide you with the identical service absolutely free.