Domain privacy

Modified on Tue, 10 Jan 2023 at 04:39 PM

Domain privacy, also known as WHOIS privacy or proxy service, is a service offered by some domain name registrars that allows you to keep your personal contact information private when you register a domain name.

When you register a domain name, you are required to provide your personal contact information, including your name, address, phone number, and email address. This information is added to a publicly accessible database called WHOIS, which can be queried by anyone who wants to find out who owns a specific domain name.

With domain privacy service, instead of your personal information, the registrar will provide their own contact information as the domain owner's. This will help to protect your personal information from being collected and used by spammers, scammers, or other unwanted parties.

So, when someone uses a WHOIS lookup tool to check the information on your domain name, they will see the contact information of the privacy service provider, rather than your personal information. You will still be the legal owner of the domain, and you'll still have control over it, but your personal information will be protected.

It's worth noting that while domain privacy can protect your personal information from being collected by unwanted parties, it may not protect you from all legal proceedings. In some cases, legal authorities may still be able to obtain your contact information in order to serve you with legal documents.

It's also worth noting that domain privacy service is an additional service that you have to purchase separately from the domain name registration. It's not available for all TLDs.

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