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Your contact details will be hidden from the public Whois database.
Free for life with every new registration or transfer
At Namecheap, we strongly believe in privacy, so this service is free.
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No contact details means no unwanted emails.
Buy a domain with privacy protection included.
When you register a domain, you must provide and maintain up-to-date contact information for the public Whois database. This is required by ICANN and helps to regulate domain registration and ownership.
Usually, this is accessible to anyone, including marketing firms, spammers, and online fraudsters, but we strongly believe in the right to privacy for every individual.
Our domain privacy service provider does not require your personal information to work. Any details you share with Namecheap will remain with us. The service hides your contact details and replaces your real email address with a unique anonymous email address that can be rotated as often as you choose.
Our chosen Whois privacy service provider Withheld for Privacy, hides your contact details and replaces them with anonymized information. This means you’ll stay safe from unsolicited phone calls, junk mail, and identity theft.
Importantly, your contact information is not required by our privacy service provider, keeping it safe and secure with us.
If someone were to look up your domain name, they will see anonymous domain registration information just like in the example below.
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The private domain registration service Withheld for Privacy is available for almost all domains Namecheap offers. Due to registry restrictions, It cannot be used with .ca, .ch, .cn, .co.in, .co.uk, .com.au, .com.es, .com.sg, .de, .es, .eu, .fr, .gg, .id, .in, .is, .li, .me.uk, .net.au, .nl, .nom.es, .nu, .nyc, .org.es, .org.au, .org.uk, .paris, .sg, .to, .uk, .us, .vote, .voto, .xn--3ds443g domains.
When you register a domain, ICANN requires the registrar to forward the contact information you provide them with, for inclusion in the Internet's Whois Database.
The free Whois privacy service replaces this personal information with anonymized contact information. This protects your private information from being mined and used for other purposes, such as identity theft or unsolicited marketing.
In addition, our partner Withheld for Privacy, doesn’t require your information as a condition of using their privacy services.
Withheld for Privacy is based in Iceland, a country known for its privacy standards.
If you’re looking for a domain registrar with free Whois privacy service then choose Namecheap today.
Read our article What is domain privacy? to find out more.
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The private domain name service will be added to the Shopping cart automatically with each eligible domain registration or transfer, and it will be enabled by default. You will not need to do anything else.
Yes! Follow these steps:
1. Log in to your Namecheap account.
2. Head to Domain list and click Manage.
3. Select Buy now in the Domain privacy section.
Please note that you will not be charged for this service.
If you want your contact information to be listed in public Whois for any reason, you can enable and disable the service using your control panel.
Consider it handled. This service replaces your email address with a unique email address. Your "firstname.lastname@example.org" email address receives your email, filters it for spam, and then forwards it to an email address of your choice.
Yes. As an additional security measure against spamming, your privacy service email address can be configured to change automatically at regular intervals. This means that if your unique email address does end up on a marketing list, the details they have are only valid for a short time.