Quick Answer: How Do I Keep Domain Ownership Private?

When you get private domain registration, you enter into an agreement with your registrar.

In exchange for an extra fee (usually about $5 per year extra) they mask your personal details.

Instead of using your name, they use their own name or some kind of anonymous organization.

Should I make my domain registration private?

Consider private domain registration your protection from the potential dangers of the WHOIS database. In the same way that you might protect your privacy by keeping your number out of telephone listings, you can choose private domain registration to keep your contact information out of the hands of strangers.

How do I hide my domain ownership?

How to hide your details from the public WHOIS database

  • Log in to your LCN account.
  • Click on Domains.
  • Click Domain Privacy in the top left-hand corner.
  • Domains without privacy will be listed at the top. Select the ones you would like to add privacy to.
  • Click ADD TO BASKET.
  • Complete the checkout process.

What does private domain registration mean?

What is private registration? Private registration keeps your personal information (like your email address and phone number) secure by publishing a proxy’s information instead of yours in the Whois database; which is a database of all domain contact information.

What is domain privacy protection and do I need it?

Thus, Domain Privacy Protection is a service that hides all your contact information from the public on WHOIS listing. Privacy Protection is a service that’s available when you purchase your domain name. It is up to you the user to enable or disable it.

Is GoDaddy domain privacy worth it?

The simple answer is no. As a website owner, you do not need to purchase domain privacy. However, the service offers a number of important benefits, including reducing spam and unwanted solicitations. We think any website owner will be better off for making a small investment in his or her privacy.

What is the difference between public and private domain registration?

If a domain is registered as public, then the information you used to register the domain -your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number – can be accessed by anyonethrough WHOIS (a protocol that determines a registrar). If you decide to register it as private, your information will be protected.

How do I remove my information from whois?

Log into your Name.com account. Click on the MY DOMAINS button, located on the top right hand corner. Click on the specific domain name you’d like to disable Whois Privacy for. Under to Whois Privacy you can toggle the button to off to disable the privacy.

How do I find out who owns a private domain?

Click Search. It’s the button to the right of the text field. The domain’s registered owner will appear under the “Registrant Contact” header near the middle of the page. If the domain is registered privately, you’ll see something like “Private” or the contact info of the company through which the domain is registered.

What is Whois Privacy?

Domain privacy (often called Whois privacy) is a service offered by a number of domain name registrars. A user buys privacy from the company, who in turn replaces the user’s information in the WHOIS with the information of a forwarding service (for email and sometimes postal mail, it is done by a proxy server).