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Whois Privacy Protection

When you register a domain name, your contact details are included in the publicly available Whois database.

Why shall I provide personal data?

When registering a domain name, you have to provide your personal data in order to verify domain ownership rights. This requirement has been set by ICANN, an international organization that coordinates the operation of the Internet Domain Name System. ICANN suspends domain names for which inaccurate or incomplete contact data are provided.

Why is it important to protect contact data?

Your name, address, email, and phone number are available to everyone, including hackers. They may use this information for illegal purposes, such as spamming, obtaining access to your account, and domain hijacking.

Why protecting your contact details is important

Privacy

No third parties will have access to your details. 

Protection from spam

Your email address and phone number will not end up in spammers' databases. But it will still be possible to contact you using changed Whois details.

Protection from domain hijacking

Attackers will not know your personal data and will not be able to use it for domain name hijacking.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What contact details are required for domain name registration?

  • How will my contact details be used?

  • Why are my contact details publicly available?

  • What are the risks of not protecting contact details?

  • How do I protect my data from third parties?

  • Why can't I just enter fake data?

  • How will anyone contact me if I add privacy protection?

  • What do I do if a registrant added privacy protection and is using their domain name for illegal activities?