Frequently asked questions
What's in the WHOIS directory?
The WHOIS database is used to identify "who is" the owner of a specific domain name or IP address. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, requires that domain ownership information be made publicly available. This information includes the domain owner's name, address, phone number, and email address.
How does Domain Privacy work?
Domain Privacy works by keeping your information private. Don't want the entire internet knowing your personal information? We don't blame you. With this service, your personal information is hidden from public view and instead, Domain.com's information will appear in the WHOIS database.
What are the benefits of Domain Privacy?
With Domain Privacy, you maintain full control and ownership of your domain name, and your personal information won't be made public. Domain Privacy helps to prevent identity theft, unwanted spam, and the sale of your personal information. Don't worry, you can still be contacted by third parties if need be, without revealing your personal info to the public.
Which domain names support Domain Privacy?
What are the benefits of Blacklist Monitoring and Malware Scanning?
When domains get blacklisted, their site traffic and marketing will suffer. Stay confident that your domain name has a good reputation by using Blacklist Monitoring. Malware scanning proactively monitors your site and alerts you to any code that could compromise the security and performance of your website. We'll alert you if anything should happen so you're able to take quick, corrective action.
What are the benefits of Domain Security Alerts?
Domain Security Alerts lets you know if someone was making unauthorized changes to your account or domain? If a critical change is made to your account, like ownership or domain lock status changes, we'll alert you via text message. If you didn't make the changes, that could be an indicator that someone else is attempting to edit to your account.
How can I add Domain Privacy + Protection to my domain name?
Although you can add Domain Privacy + Protection before or after registering a domain name, we recommend doing it before. This way, your personal information is never made public in the WHOIS database. If you wait to purchase Domain Privacy + Protection, your information could be made public for a while and there's no telling who will have seen it. It may take some time for all the WHOIS websites to clear their data caches and remove your information from public view.