Our free WHOIS privacy service

WHOIS privacy is the easiest way domain registrants can keep personal information off the internet. Here's how it works.

WHOIS privacy overview

When a domain is registered, all domain registrars are required by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to submit registrant contact information to the public WHOIS database. For obvious reasons, many people see this as an invasion of privacy.

Fortunately, many top-level domains (TLDs) allow WHOIS privacy, which replaces your contact information in the database with your domain registrar's. With WHOIS privacy enabled, you are still the legal owner (registrant) of any domain name and have full control should you wish to update the registrant details, change the owner, or transfer it to another registrar — your information is just hidden on public WHOIS databases.

Some domain registrars charge for this service, but we add it to all domains registered with the TLDs below for free, automatically. You don’t even have to say please.

Domains registered before February 2017

Our WHOIS Privacy service was updated and made automatic in February 2017. If you registered your domain before February 2017 and want to turn on WHOIS privacy:

  1. log in and head to your domain dashboard
  2. click on the domain you want to edit
  3. click enable privacy in the row labeled Domain Owner

If you registered your domain before February 2017 and had WHOIS privacy enabled, you can either leave it as-is or update to our new service:

  1. log in and head to your domain dashboard
  2. click on the domain you want to edit
  3. click disable privacy in the row labeled Domain Owner
  4. after the page refreshes, click enable privacy

Supported domain extensions

Each TLD is owned by an independent domain registry, many of which have different opinions about WHOIS privacy. Below are the TLDs that support standard WHOIS privacy (please note that .NZ uses a different privacy system that can only be turned on after registration). If your desired TLD isn’t on the list, our best advice is to register your domain with a PO Box to at least mask your exact location.

.ac .academy .accountant .accountants
.actor .adult .ae.org .africa
.ag .agency .al .apartments
.app .ar.com .art .associates
.auction .audio .band .bar
.bargains .bayern .beer .best
.bet .bible .bid .bike
.bingo .bio .biz .black
.blackfriday .blog .blue .boston
.boutique .br.com .build .builders
.business .buzz .bz .cab
.cafe .cam .camera .camp
.capital .cards .care .careers
.casa .cash .casino .cat
.catering .cc .center .ceo
.charity .chat .cheap .christmas
.church .city .claims .cleaning
.click .clinic .clothing .cloud
.club .cn.com .co .co.uk
.co.za .coach .codes .coffee
.college .com .community .company
.computer .condos .construction .consulting
.contractors .cooking .cool .country
.coupons .courses .credit .creditcard
.cricket .cruises .cymru .dance
.date .dating .de.com .deal
.deals .degree .delivery .democrat
.dental .design .diamonds .diet
.digital .direct .directory .discount
.dog .domains .download .earth
.eco .education .email .energy
.engineer .engineering .enterprises .equipment
.estate .eu.com .events .exchange
.expert .exposed .express .fail
.faith .family .fans .farm
.fashion .film .finance .financial
.fish .fishing .fit .fitness
.flights .florist .flowers .fm
.football .forsale .foundation .fun
.fund .furniture .futbol .fyi
.gallery .game .games .garden
.gb.com .gift .gifts .gives
.glass .global .gold .golf
.graphics .gratis .green .gripe
.group .guide .guitars .guru
.haus .health .healthcare .help
.hiphop .hiv .hockey .holdings
.holiday .horse .hospital .host
.hosting .house .hu.com .immo
.immobilien .industries .info .ink
.institute .insure .international .investments
.io .irish .jewelry .jp
.jpn.com .juegos .kaufen .kim
.kitchen .kiwi .kr.com .la
.land .lat .lc .lease
.legal .lgbt .life .lighting
.limited .limo .link .live
.loan .loans .lol .love
.ltd .maison .management .market
.marketing .mba .me .me.uk
.media .memorial .men .menu
.miami .mn .mobi .moda
.moe .mom .money .mortgage
.nagoya .name .net .network
.news .ng .ngo .ninja
.no.com .okinawa .one .onl
.online .org .org.uk .organic
.osaka .page .partners .parts
.party .pet .photo .photography
.photos .pics .pictures .pink
.pizza .place .plumbing .plus
.poker .porn .press .productions
.properties .property .protection .pub
.pw .qc.com .quebec .racing
.recipes .red .rehab .reise
.reisen .rent .rentals .repair
.report .republican .rest .restaurant
.review .reviews .rich .rip
.rocks .rodeo .ru.com .run
.ryukyu .sa.com .sale .salon
.sarl .sc .school .schule
.science .se.com .services .sexy
.sh .shiksha .shoes .shop
.shopping .show .singles .site
.ski .so .soccer .social
.software .solar .solutions .soy
.space .storage .store .stream
.studio .study .style .sucks
.supplies .supply .support .surf
.surgery .systems .taipei .tattoo
.tax .taxi .team .tech
.technology .tennis .theater .tienda
.tips .tires .tm .today
.tokyo .tools .top .tours
.town .toys .trade .trading
.training .tube .tv .uk
.uk.com .uk.net .university .uno
.us.com .uy.com .vacations .vc
.vegas .ventures .vet .viajes
.video .villas .vin .vip
.vision .vodka .voyage .wales
.wang .watch .webcam .website
.wedding .wiki .win .wine
.work .works .world .ws
.wtf .在线 .网站 .移动
.онлайн .сайт .קום .商店
.中文网 .娱乐 .بازار .みんな
.世界 .游戏 .企业 .xxx
.xyz .yoga .yokohama .za.com
.zone
.ac .academy .accountant
.accountants .actor .adult
.ae.org .africa .ag
.agency .al .apartments
.app .ar.com .art
.associates .auction .audio
.band .bar .bargains
.bayern .beer .best
.bet .bible .bid
.bike .bingo .bio
.biz .black .blackfriday
.blog .blue .boston
.boutique .br.com .build
.builders .business .buzz
.bz .cab .cafe
.cam .camera .camp
.capital .cards .care
.careers .casa .cash
.casino .cat .catering
.cc .center .ceo
.charity .chat .cheap
.christmas .church .city
.claims .cleaning .click
.clinic .clothing .cloud
.club .cn.com .co
.co.uk .co.za .coach
.codes .coffee .college
.com .community .company
.computer .condos .construction
.consulting .contractors .cooking
.cool .country .coupons
.courses .credit .creditcard
.cricket .cruises .cymru
.dance .date .dating
.de.com .deal .deals
.degree .delivery .democrat
.dental .design .diamonds
.diet .digital .direct
.directory .discount .dog
.domains .download .earth
.eco .education .email
.energy .engineer .engineering
.enterprises .equipment .estate
.eu.com .events .exchange
.expert .exposed .express
.fail .faith .family
.fans .farm .fashion
.film .finance .financial
.fish .fishing .fit
.fitness .flights .florist
.flowers .fm .football
.forsale .foundation .fun
.fund .furniture .futbol
.fyi .gallery .game
.games .garden .gb.com
.gift .gifts .gives
.glass .global .gold
.golf .graphics .gratis
.green .gripe .group
.guide .guitars .guru
.haus .health .healthcare
.help .hiphop .hiv
.hockey .holdings .holiday
.horse .hospital .host
.hosting .house .hu.com
.immo .immobilien .industries
.info .ink .institute
.insure .international .investments
.io .irish .jewelry
.jp .jpn.com .juegos
.kaufen .kim .kitchen
.kiwi .kr.com .la
.land .lat .lc
.lease .legal .lgbt
.life .lighting .limited
.limo .link .live
.loan .loans .lol
.love .ltd .maison
.management .market .marketing
.mba .me .me.uk
.media .memorial .men
.menu .miami .mn
.mobi .moda .moe
.mom .money .mortgage
.nagoya .name .net
.network .news .ng
.ngo .ninja .no.com
.okinawa .one .onl
.online .org .org.uk
.organic .osaka .page
.partners .parts .party
.pet .photo .photography
.photos .pics .pictures
.pink .pizza .place
.plumbing .plus .poker
.porn .press .productions
.properties .property .protection
.pub .pw .qc.com
.quebec .racing .recipes
.red .rehab .reise
.reisen .rent .rentals
.repair .report .republican
.rest .restaurant .review
.reviews .rich .rip
.rocks .rodeo .ru.com
.run .ryukyu .sa.com
.sale .salon .sarl
.sc .school .schule
.science .se.com .services
.sexy .sh .shiksha
.shoes .shop .shopping
.show .singles .site
.ski .so .soccer
.social .software .solar
.solutions .soy .space
.storage .store .stream
.studio .study .style
.sucks .supplies .supply
.support .surf .surgery
.systems .taipei .tattoo
.tax .taxi .team
.tech .technology .tennis
.theater .tienda .tips
.tires .tm .today
.tokyo .tools .top
.tours .town .toys
.trade .trading .training
.tube .tv .uk
.uk.com .uk.net .university
.uno .us.com .uy.com
.vacations .vc .vegas
.ventures .vet .viajes
.video .villas .vin
.vip .vision .vodka
.voyage .wales .wang
.watch .webcam .website
.wedding .wiki .win
.wine .work .works
.world .ws .wtf
.在线 .网站 .移动
.онлайн .сайт .קום
.商店 .中文网 .娱乐
.بازار .みんな .世界
.游戏 .企业 .xxx
.xyz .yoga .yokohama
.za.com .zone