Personally I'd say yes. If I buy anything, especially hosting services, and I found the host I was considering using hiding their whois info, I would think they have got something to hide and would go else where.
Which major security purposes would those be, exactly?
Nameservers are still reported in private WHOIS.
I can run 'dig yourdomain.com any', to query your DNS server, which 95% of the time is going to tell me all I need to know about your 'hosting company'.
jetfire.org is mine, and is also a private registration as it is a non-production domain.
;; ANSWER SECTION: jetfire.org. 14400 IN MX 0 jetfire.org. jetfire.org. 14400 IN A 22.214.171.124 jetfire.org. 86400 IN SOA ns20.jetfirenetworks.com. abuse.jetfirestatus.com. 2013120901 86400 7200 3600000 86400 jetfire.org. 86400 IN NS ns22.jetfirenetworks.com. jetfire.org. 86400 IN NS ns20.jetfirenetworks.com.
# dig -x 126.96.36.199 +trace
Traceroute's going to show me where in the world your provider/server is located. Notice the SOA entry. Most of the time, new hosts use either their personal email address or an email address using one of the "host's" other domain names. Suppose the other domain has no privacy protection? I've just found the details you're desperately trying to hide for "security" reasons....and if you've gone to this much trouble to disguise it, I wouldn't ever place my trust with them. I'd trust them even less if they stuck their "company" website behind CloudFlare's free service and pulled the MX record from the zone.
If a business is using private/proxy registration, they've got something to hide. In most cases, their lack of an actual business license or headquarters. Aside from possible SPAM (hosting providers generally have enough sense to set up a dedicated mailbox anyway), there are no legitimate (server) security advantages to using private registration vs. standard registration.
What wouldn't you want people to know about you that isn't already pubically accessable?
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i am agree with my friends also it is against the rules of most of payment gateway processors,the provider must unhide domain whois information and write physical address and tel line in one of the pages.
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