Domain Privacy

Protect your privacy

Protect your personal information with anonymous domain registration

  • Stop domain-related junk email, spam, or calls
  • Prevent the selling of your personal information
  • Protect yourself against identity theft or fraud

Protect your personal details

ICANN, the international governing body for domain names, requires every domain registrar to maintain a publicly viewable "WHOIS" database that displays personal contact information (including home addresses and phone numbers) for every registered domain. Domain privacy protects your personal information from being captured via this database.

What domain privacy means for you

Because of ICANN's WHOIS policy, the personal information you list when registering your domain is available to anyone with internet access. WHOIS privacy circumvents this privacy issue by displaying our company information rather than your own personal data. Your personal information stays private while you maintain complete ownership and control of your domain.

Why domain privacy?

With WHOIS privacy your information is masked with our own.

  • Protect your personal information
  • Stop junk mail and sales calls
  • Prevent against stalkers or harassers
  • You remain the owner of the domain

Protect your privacy.

Frequently asked questions

What's in the WHOIS directory?

WHOIS is not an acronym but a phrase that refers to a series of information that identifies, "who is" the owner of a domain name or IP address. When individuals, governments, and businesses register a domain name with ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), they must provide the domain name as well as contact information. Such contact information includes the registrant's name, address, phone number, email, technical contacts, and administrative contacts.

By law, some of the WHOIS information must be available for public access. Accordingly, ICANN created a directory to ascertain the identity of domain name registrants.

How does domain privacy work?

For those uncomfortable with their personal WHOIS information being listed, Domain.com provides an alternative which shows private registration information for your domain. When using this service Domain.com will hide your personal information and list our Whois Privacy service in the public record.

What are the benefits of Domain Privacy?

Domain privacy allows you to retain total control and ownership of the domain, without having your contact info widely available, thus saving you from harassment or a headache. Domain Privacy helps you prevent the unwanted sale of your personal information, identity theft or fraud, domain-related SPAM, and telemarketing. Domain Privacy also allows third parties to get in contact with you without revealing your personal information to the public.

Which domain names support Domain Privacy?

Domain Privacy is a service Domain.com offers for just about every top level domain extension. This includes .com, .net, .org, .co, .TV, .Info, .mobi and many more!

How can I add Domain Privacy to my domain name?

Domain privacy protection can be achieved either before or after registering a domain. Just log into your Domain.com account, go to settings, and then choose to make the domain private. If you start with your domain registered publicly, that information may already be out there so some WHOIS websites may have already indexed your data. It is highly recommended that you purchase domain privacy at the time of registration. In such cases, you might have to wait for them to clear their data caches, or you may want to contact them personally to see if they can remove your personal information.