Protect your personal information with Whois Privacy

When you purchase a domain name from you’re given the option to add Whois Privacy for $3.99 (for one year). What exactly is Whois Privacy?

First, let me explain the WHOIS (pronounced “Who Is”) database. It’s a list of every domain registered in the world. Whenever a domain is registered, the person buying the domain has to provide personal information, such as a name, phone number, and address, as required by ICANN. That information goes into the Whois database. The database is searchable, so if you own a domain and someone looks up that domain in the Whois database, they can see your personal information.

But not if you have Whois Privacy protection.

When you purchase Whois Privacy, we replace your personal information in the Whois directory with contact information that directs back to If someone wants to contact you about a domain—regardless of whether it’s a legitimate inquiry—they have to contact first. Here’s an idea of what your Whois information looks like with and without Whois Privacy:


OK, but how does protecting my Whois information benefit me?

Obviously it’s a good idea to avoid putting personal information on the internet, but in the specific case of Whois information, Whois Privacy can reduce spam and phishing attempts, possibly thwart attempted takeovers of your domains, and protect you against other domain-related suspicious activity.

What happens if someone contacts about my domain?

We get complaints about domains for all sorts of reasons: ownership concerns, copyright and trademark disputes, child pornography, etc. There’s no one-size-fits-all response, but if someone contacts about a domain that you own, our first step is to contact you and ask you to get in touch with the person making the complaint.

Can I add Whois Privacy after I’ve already purchased a domain?

You sure can! When you log in to your account the first thing you see is a table showing all the domains you own. There’s a column in that table to add WhoIs Privacy to your shopping cart for each domain. The $3.99 price will be prorated based on the expiration date for that specific domain.

whoisaddOnce Whois Privacy has been purchased and enabled, you can disable it at any time by returning to your domains page and clicking the magnifying glass icon that will appear in the Whois column.


Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:08 am June 24, 2013

Can we decide what information needs to be hidden and what needs to be displayed with your Whois Privacy service?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 3:59 am October 11, 2013
Domain Privacy Service

Nice one.. I was looking for something like this..

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:15 am November 12, 2013
Whois Privacy

This is really going to help me in the related stuff.. Thanks

Harvey Specter
Posted at 5:11 am December 11, 2013
Domain Privacy

Quite informational post thanks for share………

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:17 am December 12, 2013
Private Domain Registration

Quite informative post thanks for share ….keep it up……

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:54 pm March 26, 2014

Thanks for the information..I Protected my personal information with Whois Privacy..After i checked from here my details are hided.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 1:09 pm July 30, 2014

What TLDs do you cover with privacy protection?