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Understanding WHOIS

For a lot of start-up businesses a functioning website is crucial. In fact, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say every business needs an online presence to operate in this digital age.

Setting up your own website may seem like a straight forward process, and in reality it can be, but there are considerations which need to be addressed when you become part of the World Wide Web.

One of the first actions when building your new website is to have your website owner information published with online directory WHOIS. When you operate your own website it is difficult to remain anonymous and you must register your personal information with WHOIS, which holds an online directory of website owners publishing names, addresses, c .....

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Your home address available at Companies House - don't put your home at risk

Current UK legislation allows company directors to register a service address with Companies House in order to record a directorship. All directors must provide Companies House with their residential address, but Companies House can keep this private if a service address is used and displayed on the official public record. This provision has helped business owners and directors to keep their home address private, and avoid the possibility of customers, or even protestors, from turning up at their home address.

There have been several cases where a director's home address has been accessed from this public record, which has caused serious security fears. Prior to the relaxation of the law, Huntingdon Life Sciences was a key target f .....

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