When you register a domain name, your contact information is available to anyone via a WHO.IS search. For an additional $15.90 ($7.95 per year), you can elect a private domain name registration so that your contact information is kept private and not listed in the public WHO.IS database. No longer will spammers, telemarketers, data miners, identity thieves, and others have access to your domain's contact name, email address, postal address, and phone number.
With a private registration, your domain will have alternate contact information displayed in the results of a WHO.IS search. So instead of your personal information, a default email address, postal address, and phone number will appear as the contact information.
Please note, however, that the registrant name (the personal or business name listed as the owner of the domain) will still be listed, even with private registration enabled.
You still retain full benefits of ownership of the domain name and can cancel, sell, renew or transfer your domain as before; and you're in no way restricted from transferring your domain name to another registrant or registrar when you utilize private registration.
Please note: Private registration is not available for the .us extension.
2. From the DNS menu item click on DOMAIN REGISTRATION ADMIN. (Only the Customer Login has access to this page.)
3. Under the Private Status column, click the Disabled link. To Enable Private Status for your domain.
4. You will be prompted to accept the associated fees. (Note: Private Status is not a prorated service. You will be charged a full year for any partial year. Example: If the domain expires in 15 months the Private Status fee is $15.90.)
5. The "Enabled" link indicates you have successfully added Privacy Status.