When you register a domain, your personal details become publicly viewable data by default. WHOIS protection hides this info to maintain privacy.


What gets displayed in the WHOIS database?

The WHOIS directory links domain names to owners' contact information:


  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone number

  • Email

This exposes your data to hackers, doxers and potential fraud.


Why enable WHOIS privacy?

WHOIS protection shields your contact information from public display in WHOIS search results. This prevents ownership exposure and protects your privacy.


Check your registrar's WHOIS privacy options

Most domain name registrars offer some form of WHOIS protection service. Search for "[Registrar Name] WHOIS Privacy" to find their specific offerings.


How to turn on WHOIS privacy

To enable WHOIS protection:


  • Log into your domain registrar account

  • Locate the WHOIS privacy settings

  • Toggle on WHOIS privacy and confirm

  • Renew protection annually along with your domain

Your info stays hidden

With WHOIS privacy enabled, your registrar's generic contact details will appear publicly instead of your personal information.


Preventing domain ownership exposure is crucial for privacy. WHOIS protection hides your data so it stays safe.

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