If you want to start up a blog or a hobby website and you’ve been cyberstalked before, you will want to purchase private registration when registering your new domain name to protect your personal information from the WHOIS database. If you don’t register your domain name privately, your full name, email address, home address, and phone number are made public in the WHOIS database for anyone to see. FightCyberstalking.org recommends using GoDaddy for registering your domain name. GoDaddy offers private registration which protects you by shielding your personal information from the WHOIS database.
When you register with GoDaddy.com and use their private registration service, your WHOIS information will look much like the screenshot image below; otherwise, if you don’t register your domain name privately it will show all of the personal information you used to register your website.