Arguably one of the most important aspects of having a successful website is registering a short and memorable domain name. As a domain owner, your personal contact information is listed on the public WHOIS database by default, which puts your privacy at risk. Fortunately, there is a legitimate way to hide your information from your domain’s WHOIS record and keep your data safe. For more information on how the Domain Privacy Protection works, you can check our in-depth article on what is WHOIS privacy protection.

How Can I Check If My WHOIS Information Is Protected?

Before you go ahead and purchase Domain Privacy Protection, it is a good idea to check whether your WHOIS information isn’t already protected thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect in 2018. If your domain’s WHOIS info is already redacted, then in most cases you wouldn’t need to spend money for additional protection.