ICANN, the governing body of your domain name wants all website owners to make their personal information accessible publically. This contact information is available to anyone to search in the WHOIS directory that holds valid credentials and contact details including the email, phone number and mailing address of everyone that has registered a domain. For now, the only step to retain this data secret (to preserve your identification, reduce spam, block undesired marketing outreach and defend against domain hijacking) is through a service known as domain privacy.
We often come across terms like domain, subdomain, and hosting in the field of web developing or daily studies. When you are new to make your own website, you will face concepts and terms that you never knew even existed. In this quest, you come across questions like; what is domain? What is subdomain? And what is the difference between domain and subdomain? In this article, we will take a brief look at these terms.