What is Private Registration

When you register a domain name through any service provider, your personal information—including your name, address, email, and phone number—is mandatorily included in the publicly accessible WHOIS directory, as stipulated by regulatory guidelines. This exposure can inadvertently make you a target for spammers, data miners, and marketers, leading to an increase in undesired communication via emails and phone calls.

Private registration for your .net and .com domain names protects your personal information from being publicly disclosed, thereby offering a shield against these privacy intrusions and enhancing your digital security.

What a domain registration record looks like without and with Private Registration

Your contact information
Without Private Registration your personal information can be viewed by anyone using the public WHOIS database.
  • Domain Name: johndextplumbing.com
  • Registrant Name: John Dext
  • Registrant Organization: John Dext Plumbing
  • Registrant Street: 300 Philip St
  • Registrant City: Dandenong
  • Registrant State/Province: VIC
  • Registrant Postal Code: 3175
  • Registrant Country: AU
  • Registrant Phone: +61.3785524564
  • Registrant Email: johndextplumbing@gmail.com
Your contact information
Protected with Private Registration, replacing your name, address, phone, and email with our Private Registration information.
  • Domain Name: johndextplumbing.com
  • Registrant Name: My Private Registration
  • Registrant Organization: My Private Registration
  • Registrant Street: PO BOX 270 (Private Registration)
  • Registrant City: Broadway (Private Registration)
  • Registrant State/Province: NSW (Private Registration)
  • Registrant Postal Code: 2007 (Private Registration)
  • Registrant Country: AU (Private Registration)
  • Registrant Phone: +61.299340501 (Private Registration)
  • Registrant Email: johndextplumbing.com@domainprivacyservice.com.au
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Why choose Private Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Private registration protection works by masking your personal contact information in the WHOIS database with our Private Registration information. This means that any public WHOIS searches show our details, and any attempted contact will go through us, keeping your private contact details unencumbered​.

Private Registration is only available for .net and .com domains. Other domain extensions have restrictions due to registry policies.

Yes, private registration can be added or removed at any point after the domain has been registered. However, it’s advisable to add privacy at the time of registration to prevent your information from being publicly available, even temporarily.

You can check the status of your domain’s privacy protection by using a WHOIS lookup to search your domain, there are many WHOIS lookups you can use online. If the service is enabled, the contact information will be replaced with our Private Registration information instead of your personal details.