Whilst browsing this question, some of the answers mentioned that certain registrars will replace your whois information with their own. Can anybody provide details on which registrars offer this service?

  • I think you're getting mixing up registrar (Verisign, etc) with DNS Hosting (GoDaddy, etc). – Evan Plaice Jul 12 '10 at 16:02

The many and varied companies offering this service appear to be well summarised by this Google search.


Generally, anyone who offers Private Registration will 'hide' your information. That is still really just a thin veil of security, for US based registrars at least, as a subpoena will make them open up fairly quickly.

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    Fortunately, junk-mail marketers don't have subpoena powers (yet). The main reason I would use private registration is to reduce the registration renewal snail-mail and spam that I get. It can also be useful to delay revealing new products or companies, etc., while something is in development. – Paused until further notice. Jul 12 '10 at 18:27

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