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What is domain privacy?

When you register a domain, you will have the option to add privacy protection to block your personal data from the public. Depending on who your registrar and hosting provider is, they will sometimes offer domain privacy at no extra cost.

Here at Bluehost, we do more than just provide powerful web hosting. We also provide extra tools to help protect our customers and their personal information. One of the best features we offer for online security is domain privacy.

WHOIS ICANN directory: Is your information private?

First, what is ICANN? ICANN is the organization tasked by the government to manage domain names. They require every domain owner to publicly list their contact information in a WHOIS database. The downside, however, is that this makes it easier for anyone to find and contact the owner of a domain name. Including scam artists, hackers, and identity thieves.

Protect your private information with Bluehost

Don’t worry! We can mask your personal information with our own. You still own your domain name, but your contact details won’t be publicly displayed. For example, the address and telephone number listed will be that of Bluehost instead of your own. 

So how does it work? Simple! Go to your Bluehost control panel and click on the “Upgrades” tab. Then enable Domain Privacy to keep your personal information private! 

Is domain privacy worth it?

You might be asking yourself this question. The short answer: It depends on what you’re comfortable with. Do you want to protect your personal information from being shown in the directories? Then you should enable domain privacy.