Without Private Registration
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Your information is exposed
Your identity is priceless. Make a small investment to protect it. When you add Private Registration to your domain names, it masks your personal information from being shown on the public WHOIS database. We replace your information with an alternate contact to ensure your personal information remains protected.
Firstly, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is the organization that governs domain name registrations. ICANN provides the WHOIS online database so anyone can easily determine who owns a domain name, their contact information, and other pertinent information about the domain name itself. While this is intended to be a convenient way to verify a site’s legitimacy or contact a business owner about their domain name, it is also a way for spammers to use your personal information against you.
Yes, all of your domains should be protected with Private Registration. This is because each domain name has a unique listing on the WHOIS, which means each one must be protected individually in order to ensure that your information is not listed online.
You can purchase Private Registration at any time, as long as the domain you wish to protect is active (not expired) and is eligible. We recommend that you purchase Private Registration at the same time as your domain because often spammers will scrub WHOIS listings for new registrations and find your information immediately. If your domain isn’t protected, you can start receiving spam even the same day that you register your domain. However, if you already own a protected domain, time is of the essence to pull your information off of the database and prevent more spammers from finding it.
Almost all domain extensions are eligible, only a few are not due to governmental regulations. Those are: .AC, .AM, .ASIA, .AT, .BAYERN, .BE, .BERLIN, .BR.COM, .BZ, .CA, .CH, .CO.NZ, .CX, .DE, .ES, .EU, .FM, .GS, .HAMBURG, .IM, .IO, .JP, .LA, .LI, .MS, .NAME, .NET.NZ, .NL, .NYC, .ORG.NZ, .ORGANIC, .PRO, .RU.COM, .RUHR, .SA.COM, .SE.NET, .SH, .SYDNEY, .TW, .UK.COM, .UK.NET, .US, .VOTE, and .VOTO
Registrars that offer proxy services hide the listing by becoming the domain name holder themselves. This means that they have full control over the domain name. With Network Solutions, the domain name remains registered in the customer’s account with full management capabilities.