Domain Privacy & Protection

Protect your most valuable online asset.

  • Minimize your data footprint and reduce risk of data exposure.
  • Hide remaining personal data in the public WHOIS directory.
  • Protect against accidental expiration and domain hijacking.

The internet can be scary. Make sure you’re fully protected.

Every domain registration comes with some protection, but our Full and Ultimate Domain Privacy & Protection provide the security you need. They not only protect against threats like domain hijackers, but can even prevent honest mistakes like accidental transfers or expirations — and shield you from unauthorized access or domain blacklisting.
The internet can be scary. Make sure you’re fully protected.

Basic Privacy Protection

Full Domain Privacy & Protection

Ultimate Domain Protection & Security

Redacts your name, address, phone number and email in our WHOIS directory.
Replaces your personal details, including name, organization, address, phone number and email, with anonymized information in the domain record and Public WHOIS directory.
Prevents spam with a private email address for domain inquiries.
Protects against accidental credit card expiration upon renewal.
Shuts down domain hijackers and malicious transfers.
Requires your approval via 2-factor authentication for vital changes like deleting or transferring your domain.
Protects your website with automatic malware scans and continuous security monitoring.
Monitors blocklists for Google and other search engines to make sure your website appears in search results.

There's more info you need to protect. And we do that.

When you register a domain with any registrar, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires accredited registrars to publish this information in the public WHOIS database. Regulations vary around the globe, but GoDaddy automatically redacts your name, address, phone number and email address through GoDaddy’s Basic Privacy & Protection. Our Domain Privacy & Protection solutions ensure that your remaining details, such as organization and state/province are also redacted.

Why you need Domain Privacy & Protection.

If your current domain provider isn't giving you the service and support you need, you just want to consolidate your properties or it's just time for a change — we can help. Our goal is to make the transfer process as simple as possible so that you can get on with more important things in your life.
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Lock down your data.

While most of your personal data is shielded by Basic Privacy Protection, the remainder is visible for the world to see. It's important to keep all of your private data safe.
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Don't lose what's yours.

Losing your domain can be devastating. Our Domain Privacy & Protection puts your domain on lockdown. It makes accidental or malicious transfers virtually impossible. Plus, it gives you the ability to rescue your site, as long as you pay for the renewal within that time.
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Automatic online protection.

Domain Privacy & Protection is like having an online security guard. It automatically scans for malware and uses continuous security monitoring to tackle new threats. It also monitors search engine blacklists to protect your domain reputation.

Please note: Domain Privacy & Protection is not available for certain domain names, including some country-code extensions (ccTLDs)

FAQ

What's in the WHOIS directory?

The WHOIS directory is a searchable list of every single domain name registered in the world, including the names, addresses and other details of the people who own them. 

 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires accredited registrars to publish this information in the WHOIS listing as soon as the domain is registered.

So everyone can see my information?

The short answer is yes. The name, address and phone number you submit when you register your domain is publicly accessible by anyone at any time. This may be good news if you have a domain name you'd like to sell. Or it may be bad news if your name and contact info is collected by a spammer, hacker or cyber-criminal.

What about my business? I want people to find me.

Privacy and Business Protection includes a "virtual business card" designed to drive traffic to your website and increase the reach of your existing efforts without sacrificing your privacy.

How does Privacy Protection work?

Instead of displaying your personal information in the WHOIS database for all to see, our partner Domains By Proxy will replace it with its own. The domain will belong to you - except now, you and Domains By Proxy® will be the only ones who know it.

What are the benefits of Privacy Protection?

Privacy Protection through Domains By Proxy gives you full control over your domain names while protecting you from identity theft, domain-related spam and domain name hijacking. Domains By Proxy even creates a private and unique email address for each domain name. You get to decide if you want the email forwarded to you, filtered, or completely blocked.

What is Privacy & Business Protection?

Privacy & Business Protection includes all the features of Privacy Protection, plus Domain Ownership Protection and Website Security Basic. It protects your personal details while also providing continuous monitoring and protection.

You will also receive email updates and an annual domain name status report help you keep track of vital domain name information.

NOTE: Before you purchase Privacy & Business Protection, make sure the Registrant contact for your domain name includes a valid email address. You must have access to the registrant email address to make future changes to your domain name or Privacy & Business Protection service. For more information, see Updating your domain name contact information.