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I am so sick of being spammed by calls and emails every time I register a new domain name. I know I can pay for Whois protection with my domain name registrar, or choose a registrar who provides this as a benefit, but is there a way to protect my details for free without breaking ICANN Whois rules?

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Many Registrars, including us, will give you privacy for free.

There are also extensions where privacy is the default, not just an option.

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There are domain registry services that allow for free private whois information. One of the registrars that I use doesn't charge me anything extra for private whois. One of the other registrars that I use charges me an arm and a leg for private whois.

I think it's largely dependent on which registrar you go with, as their pricing breakdown is most often how they base their profit model.

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Just wait until May 25 and then use a registrar in the EU. The new GDPR rules will prohibit making personal information publicly available with whois. See here, for example.

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