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Domain Privacy

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When a domain is purchased, your information must be submitted into a searchable database known as the WHOIS Database per ICANN regulations. That database can be accessed by anyone online for free. This information includes your:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Physical Address
  • Purchase Date
  • Registrar
  • Expiration Date
  • Nameservers

Domain privacy is designed to hide your personal information from these searchable databases.

What is Domain Privacy?

Simply put, Domain Privacy hides your information from the public databases. We value your safety and include domain privacy with all of our domains.
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Below is an example of a domain with the contact information replaced with privacy information:
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How do I activate domain privacy?

No activation is necessary. We include domain privacy in with all of our domain purchases - simply purchase a domain and you’re covered!