Did you know you can look up personal contact information of anyone who owns a website domain? Using a service called WhoIs you can view sensitive information including name, address, and phone number just by searching the domain name. Here is an example of the type of results it shows:
However, you can protect your information by purchasing something called a WhoIs Guard, which will hide your name and replace your address and phone number with information provided by the company providing the guard, for example:
Most domain registrars will sell you a WhoIs Guard or something similar. Our company purchases all of our domains through Namecheap, which includes a free WhoIs Guard for 12 months. Using this method does not guarantee that all of your information is secure online, however it is an essential step when getting started. You can purchase your domain from namecheap.com here.