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There are two commonly-used methods of maintaining privacy in domain registrations: Privacy services offered by the registrar. These services are independent of ICANN but regulated by them through policy. ICANN does require that registrars send private registration data to the shared registry, meaning that ICANN has access to that data, but they only reveal ...


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Google's John Mueller (who also contributes on this site) has said that private registration won't hurt your rankings. He cautions that using private registration would make it harder for Google to contact you if there is a problem with your site. (So maybe you should sign up for Google Webmaster Tools.) There are also reports from webmasters that use ...


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Though we can't suggest you to give false information on registration, you can still get away with it can done finishing registration. But the problem only arises when some body claims your domain and if you want claim your domain in the future if controversy arisies is difficult to prove your ownership of that domain. In major numbers of registrants they ...


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You can purchase private registration with most, if not all, registrants for a fee that's usually just a few dollars per year. Or you can get a post office box and Google phone number to keep it all a little reclusive. Often, the first year can be hidden for free. There's nothing illegal about doing that. I question the legality of having to pay for the ...


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The new registrar will send an "approval request" (that is what GoDaddy calls it) to your previous (current at the time) registrar. Here is the important part. If the privacy service of the previous (current at the time) registrar forwards the "approval request" then you will probably be able to do the transfer without disabling privacy. Many privacy ...


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It might best to contact your registrar and see how they handle specific situations. Not all domain extensions provide domain privacy, check before registering domain extensions. Also note that there have been changes over the years (since this question was first asked) to now. Best to keep following ICANN's Privacy and Proxy Services Since I have ...


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You should vote with your wallet, and only register in the zones where you are satisfied with the privacy policy in regards to the personally identifying information. As mentioned, Nominet UK doesn't require UK Individuals to provide the full monty via whois. For example, it is against Russian law to disseminate your personal information via whois, that's ...


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This is an old question, but nowadays when you register a .com you will receive a verification email and if you don't click through the link within 15 days, your domain will be suspended without any further notification.


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According to ICANN, A Proxy Service registers the domain name itself and licenses use of the domain name to its customer. The contact information of the service provider is displayed rather than the customer’s contact information. The Proxy Service provider maintains all rights as a registrant (such as to manage, renew, transfer and delete the ...


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If you really do not want your personal information to be visible with 100% guarantee, you need to ask someone else do the registration for you (on their name, but then you will have to make pretty sure that the link between you will stay strong as if they are problems on the domain name, the other party is its owner, not you; for this, companies sometimes ...


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The main reason behind asking for real info is so that in rare cases of an ownership dispute you can prove with authority that you are indeed the owner of a certain domain. Also, ICANN requires you to put in accurate info and if someone 'complains' or does some other unlikely event, you can lose your domain without any recourse. Many questionable / black ...


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Here is the GoDaddy help page about adding private registration. It states: Private Registration is available for many domain name extensions. However, some registries do not allow it. If the registry does not allow privacy, the Privacy tab is not available in the domain name's Upgrade section of the Domain Manager. If the option is not in the upgrade ...


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It depends on the new maintainer. When you authorize the transfer to the new maintainer and the maintainer keeps in charge the domain, it has to provide contact details for the domain. You just need to make sure you purchased the Privacy option and make sure the new maintainer will send the protected contact details. You might want to contact the new ...


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Godaddy can accept transfers and keep them private http://www.godaddy.com/domainaddon/private-registration.aspx Private Registration works with new, existing, transferred or backordered domains!


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Yes, it is possible to hide your information on WHOIS. Just get the private registration from your domain registrar. Through this you can hide your personal information. After that check details at a WHOIS service to know whether your registration is private or not. If private registration means your information will be hide on this tool.


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