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What Is Private Registration

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When you register a domain name, your postal address, e-mail address and phone number are automatically published in the public WHOIS database. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit body responsible for accrediting domain name registrars, requires that this personal information be accurate and available for anybody to view on the Internet, any time, day or night.


Network Solutions offers you the option to make your domain name registration private, which will help to:

  • Deter spammers, telemarketers, identity thieves, harassers, stalkers, and others who use this public WHOIS database to contact you.
  • Protect Your Personal Information - The information you want to keep private is kept out of the public WHOIS database.
  • Protect Your Domain Name Registration - Gives you full control and standing as registrant over the domain names in your account, unlike “proxy” services.