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Can People See my Personal Information When Registering a Domain Name?

When you register a domain name, your contact details are recorded in the so-called WHOIS database – that maintains the contact info for all active domains. The WHOIS information for domains is publicly available as per ICANN regulations.


Am I Able to Hide my Contact Details?

You can hide your personal contact information to reduce the chances of identity theft and data mining by purchasing a Domain Privacy Protection service for your domain. The Privacy Protection service is only available for domains that are registered with/transferred to us.


How Would I Go About Purchasing Whois Protection?

You can follow these steps to order Whois Protection for your domain:

    1. Log into your AwardSpace account.
    2. Navigate to the Domain Manager section.
    3. Click on the domain name that you wish to protect.
    4. Open the Security tab.

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    1. On the next page, you will be presented with various options. Click on the Buy Whois Protection button to continue.

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    1. From the Period drop-down list, select the number of years for which you wish to purchase Privacy Protection.

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  1. Press Continue.
  2. Proceed to the checkout page.

Note: Whois Protection can be purchased for up to 10 years. The cost is $10 per year per domain name.


Is Whois Protection Applicable to All Domain Names?

Whois Protection is applicable to the following domain extensions – .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .tv, .me, .cc and .cm.

It cannot be used with .us, .uk, .org.uk, .co.uk, .eu, .de, .be, .ca, .asia, .jp, or .in domain names.

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