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WHOIS info says "Adam" or "Does Not Have My Information"

Please note: If you have an older domain that was registered with HostGator, you may find that it has "Adam" or "Does Not Have My Information" listed when the domain was manually registered. Newer domains will not have this information listed.

Sometimes the domains are registered with Adam's information because we do the registration manually. This is similar to private registration, and you can change the contact information at any time.

You cannot request HostGator to put Adam's information in your domain's WHOIS.

Also, it is not recommended to keep Adam in your WHOIS information. You need to update the WHOIS with your own information so that you can establish ownership of the domain name and get important updates and notifications (especially domain renewal instructions).

Note: Any emails intended for you but sent to us will not be forwarded.

For instructions on how to update your WHOIS information, please read the following article:

Private WHOIS

If you want private registration, you must contact our Billing department via phone or Live Chat and we can set that up for you.

With private registration, you will still receive emails concerning important updates and renewals; however, your contact information will not be listed publicly. For domains registered with HostGator/eNom, there is a yearly charge for private registration.

For more information, please see the following article: