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Getting Started with Private Registrations

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Getting Started with Private Registrations

What is Private Domain Name Registration?

Every domain name is listed in the public WHOIS database with information about the domain registrant (that's you!). Anyone can look up domain names in this database to get associated contact information.

The result, unfortunately, is that spammers and telemarketers search through WHOIS for new contacts. Private Domain Name Registration puts Network Solutions between the personal information attached to your domain and the rest of the world. Alternate contact information keeps your private information private.

Here is what is included in Private Registration:

  1. Alternate contact information spam and telemarketing calls from reaching you. People searching the WHOIS database will see contact information for Network Solutions®, instead of your phone number, home address, and email address.
  2. Unlike with other proxy services, you remain the registrant for the private domain name.
  3. Email Masking. Your Private Registration e-mail address is filtered for spam and forwarded to your designated email account.

Setting it up

Follow these easy steps to set up your domain with Private Registration.

  1. Log in to Account Manager
  2. Select the "My Domain Names" section
  3. Your domain details will show if your registration is public or private.
  4. If you'd like to change a public domain to a private domain, click the link, Make this a Private Registration.

Additional Information

If you want some hands-on help with your domains or any other Network Solutions service, please call 1-800-333-7680