Domain WHOIS Privacy protection

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The WHOIS Privacy protection service keeps your contact information private for a domain. This service replaces the public information that you provide with an anonymous proxy identity in the public WHOIS database.

You can purchase the WHOIS Privacy protection for any of your domains at any time, as long as the domain is registered with us and the TLD supports the WHOIS Privacy service. You can check if a TLD supports WHOIS Privacy from the list of supported TLDs.

For the new plans the price for the WHOIS Privacy service starts from $2/year per domain and it is based on the currently subscribed plan. For all the legacy plans the price hasn’t changed and it is $8/year per domain.

Enable WHOIS Privacy

You can enable the WHOIS Privacy protection from your domain page or the domain list.

When you enable the service the first time, the service cost will be charged on your account. You can then enable and disable the service at any time, with no additional cost, for one year.

Enable WHOIS Privacy from the domain list
  1. Log into DNSimple with your user credentials.
  2. Click on your avatar on the top-right, and on the drop-down menu select the account.
  3. On the top-nav menu click the tab. Locate the relevant domain and look for the shield icon. That icon will indicate whether the WHOIS Privacy protection service is enabled for the domain:

    Whois privacy in domain list

  4. Click on the right arrow icon to open the domain feature menu and click . You will be taken to a confirmation page.

    Enable WHOIS Privacy

  5. To enable the WHOIS Privacy service click on the button.

    Enable WHOIS Privacy

    If this is the first time you enable the service for this domain, you will need to purchase the service. The page will provide you the purchase information. Click on to immediately purchase and enable the WHOIS Privacy service for the domain.

    Purchase WHOIS Privacy

Enable WHOIS Privacy from the domain page
  1. Log into DNSimple with your user credentials.
  2. Click on your avatar on the top-right, and on the drop-down menu select the account.
  3. On the top-nav menu click the tab, locate the relevant domain and click on the name to access the domain page.
  4. Scroll down to the Contact card. It will display information about whether the WHOIS Privacy service is enabled.

    WHOIS Privacy card

  5. Click on the button and you will be taken to a confirmation page.

  6. To enable the WHOIS Privacy service click on the button.

    Enable WHOIS Privacy

    If this is the first time you enable the service for this domain, you will need to purchase the service. The page will provide you the purchase information. Click on to immediately purchase and enable the WHOIS Privacy service for the domain.

    Purchase WHOIS Privacy

Disable WHOIS Privacy

You can disable WHOIS Privacy protection from your domain page or the domain list.

You can reactivate your domain’s WHOIS Privacy protection any time without paying again for it until the protection service expires.

Once you disable the WHOIS Privacy protection the contact details of your domain will be public.

Disable WHOIS Privacy from the domain list
  1. Log into DNSimple with your user credentials.
  2. Click on your avatar on the top-right, and on the drop-down menu select the account.
  3. On the top-nav menu click the tab. Locate the relevant domain and look for the shield icon. That icon will indicate whether the WHOIS Privacy protection service is enabled for the domain:

    Whois privacy in domain list

  4. Click on the right arrow icon to open the domain feature menu and click . You will be taken to a confirmation page.

    Disable WHOIS Privacy

  5. To disable the WHOIS Privacy service click on the button.

    Disable WHOIS Privacy

Disable WHOIS Privacy from the domain page
  1. Log into DNSimple with your user credentials.
  2. Click on your avatar on the top-right, and on the drop-down menu select the account.
  3. On the top-nav menu click the tab, locate the relevant domain and click on the name to access the domain page.
  4. Scroll down to the Contact card. It will display information about whether the WHOIS Privacy service is enabled.

    WHOIS Privacy card

  5. Click on the link and you will be taken to a confirmation page.

  6. To disable the WHOIS Privacy service click on the button.

    Disable WHOIS Privacy

Renew WHOIS Privacy

While we will send an email reminder when the WHOIS Privacy on a domain is due to expire soon, it’s possible to renew it manually before that notice is sent. You may do so as follows:

  1. Log into DNSimple with your user credentials.
  2. Click on your avatar on the top-right, and on the drop-down menu select the account.
  3. On the top-nav menu click the tab, locate the relevant domain and click on the name to access the domain page.
  4. Scroll down to the Contact card.

    WHOIS Privacy card

  5. Click on the link and you will be taken to a confirmation page.
  6. To renew the WHOIS Privacy service click on the button

    Renew WHOIS Privacy