Managing WHOIS Privacy for a Domain

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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.

The price for the WHOIS privacy service is $8.00 per year and 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 your DNSimple account.
  2. On the top-nav menu click the tab. Locate the relevant domain and look for the button with the shield icon. That button will indicate whether the WHOIS privacy protection service is enabled for the domain:

    Domain Page WHOIS Button

  3. Click on the shield button. You will be taken to a page describing the service pricing and details.
  4. To enable the WHOIS privacy service click on the button.

    Purchase WHOIS Privacy Protection

Enable WHOIS privacy from the domain page
  1. Log into your DNSimple account.
  2. On the top-nav menu click the tab, locate the relevant domain and click on the name to access the domain page.

    Domain Page Link

  3. Locate the WHOIS Privacy card. It will display information about whether the service is enabled.

    WHOIS Privacy card

  4. Click on the button and you will be taken to a new page with the service pricing and details.
  5. To enable the WHOIS privacy service click on the button.

    Purchase WHOIS Privacy Protection

Renew WHOIS Privacy

While we will send an email reminder when the Whois Privacy Protection 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 your DNSimple account.
  2. On the top-nav menu click the tab, locate the relevant domain and click on the name to access the domain page.

    Domain Page Link

  3. Locate the WHOIS Privacy card. It will display information about whether the service is enabled.

    WHOIS Privacy card

  4. Click on the link and you will be taken to a new page with the service pricing and details.
  5. To renew the WHOIS privacy service click on the button

    Whois Privacy renewal page

Disable WHOIS privacy

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

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

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

To disable the WHOIS privacy protection you will have to follow the same steps required to enable it: