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.
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.
No, private registration does not affect the legal ownership or control over a domain. The domain registrant remains the legal owner of the domain; privacy services simply mask the owner’s contact information in public directories.
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.