When you buy a domain name, ICANN needs you to provide personal information like your name and address. When the transaction is complete, anyone who performs a WHOIS lookup will be able to see these personal details.
Domain registration privacy allows you to replace your personal information in the public WHOIS of your domain with anonymous data, so protecting your personal information.
What information is available to the general public?
When you do a WHOIS enquiry, you can get numerous personal facts about the registration’s owner, such as:
Name and address in full
Number to call
Contact information via email
It is highly suggested that you install privacy protection for your registration to protect yourself from malicious individuals.
How to enable privacy protection?
Details on how to enable free privacy protection can be found in the following article.
Activating privacy settings in WHOIS
Is this service free?
Yes. GreggHost provides free domain privacy. Most other registrars charge a fee for this service, which is added to the registration fee.
If privacy is available for the domain you purchase from GreggHost, you can add it for free.
What happens when an email is sent to the privacy address?
The email provided in a WHOIS lookup is a proxy address, not your actual address, because your WHOIS information is secret. When an email is sent to this proxy address, it is redirected to the email address you specified in the WHOIS information for your contact.
What domain registrations do not support privacy?
Privacy is not available for all registrations. Privacy cannot be added to the following domains at GreggHost.
.am \s.archi \s.asia \s.at \s.audio \s.auto \s.barcelona \s.bz \s.ca \s.car \s.cars \s.click \s.co.nz \s.co.uk \s.de \s.diet \s.es \s.eu \s.film \s.flowers \s.fm \s.game \s.gift \s.guitars \s.help \s.hiphop \s.hosting \s.in \s.inc \s.io \s.jp \s.la \s.law \s.link \s.lol \s.me.uk \s.mom \s.net.nz \s.ngo \s.nyc \s.ong \s.org.nz \s.org.uk \s.physio \s.pics \s.pro \s.property \s.quebec \s.tel \s.uk \s.us \s.vote \s.xxx