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What is Private Registration and Why You Need It ?


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires that we make the contact information associated with domain names available to the public via the Whois directory. The Whois database is an online repository of information associated with registered domain names. It stores and publicly displays domain name information, such creation and expiration dates, the registrar of record, and its various contacts (registrant, billing, administrative, and technical). Private domain registration is a service that hides personal domain name contact information like your name, address, email address, and phone number from the public.

We understand the thought of displaying your personal information to the public is alarming – but we’re here to protect and help you! Our affiliate company, Domains By Proxy®, offers a private registration service that lets you list Domain By Proxy’s contact information in the Whois database instead of your own!

What are the benefits of Domains By Proxy Private Registration?

Private registration through Domains By Proxy gives you full control over your private domain names while providing the protection you need online. With Domains By Proxy, your personal identity is concealed, your privacy is maintained, domain-related spam is decreased, business endeavors are shielded, and domain name hijacking is prevented.

Domains By Proxy even creates a private and unique email address for each domain name. You get to decide if you want the email forwarded to you, filtered, or completely blocked. All of these benefits and more will ensure that both you and your domain name are safe and secure.

Difference between Private domain registration and Public Domain

Is my domain name eligible for Private Registration?

You can add private domain name registration to many domain name extensions, but some domain name registries do not allow private registration.

What can I do in my Domains By Proxy account?

When you log in to your Domains By Proxy account, updates are simple to make. Private domain registration gives you the perfect combination of security and accessibility, so you can spend less time worrying about your domain name and more time building and maintaining your website.

If you move, create a new email address, or get a new phone number, you can simply log in to your Domains By Proxy account and update your contact information with ease. As you manage your private registration, you can use the same contact information for all of your domain names, or you can individually update the contact information associated with each of them.

Domains By Proxy makes it easy to prove you’re the rightful owner of your domain, while protecting your online identity. If a third party needs proof of registration for your private domain name for legal- or business-related reasons, simply request a Registrant Verification Letter and Domains By Proxy sends an official letter to a specified recipient confirming your domain name registration.