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    Domain Privacy

    • What is the difference between full and partial domain privacy?

      Our domain privacy service allows you to hide your personal contact information from showing up in the public Whois database, protecting you from spammers and scammers. We offer two types of domain privacy options: Partial Domain Privacy replaces your address, phone number, and email address with Dynadot's information, but leaves your name visible in the Whois database. Full Domain Privacy replaces all of your personal contact information including your name with Dynadot's information. Please note that full domain privacy is the default privacy setting. You can see an example of our full privacy on our Domain Privacy page. You can change your domain privacy type in your Dynadot account. Not sure what information is showing in the Whois database for your domain? You can do a Whois lookup for your domain to find out. Then, if needed, you can easily add privacy to an existing domain in your Dynadot account.

    • How do I set my account to a default privacy type?

      Our domain privacy service allows you to hide your personal contact information from showing up in the Whois database. We have two available privacy options: partial privacy, which hides all of your personal information except your name, and full privacy, which hides all of your personal information including your name. To set your default privacy type in your account, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Domain Defaults" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. You'll see a column on the right, click on "Default Domain Privacy Level." Select either "Partial" or "Full" from the drop down and click the "Submit" button. Please note that saving your default privacy settings will only affect future domains you register with our privacy service. Follow these instructions if you want to change your privacy type for your domains. Unless otherwise specified, new domain registrations are already set to default to full privacy.

    • Which top-level domains (TLDs) do not allow domain privacy?

      Not all TLDs allow domain privacy. Here is a list of the TLDs we support that do not allow privacy: .ARCHI .AT .BE .BERLIN .CA .CN .DE .EU .IM .IN .LONDON .LT .MOSCOW .NGO .NL .NYC .ORGANIC .PH .PL .RUHR .TOP .UK .US .VOTE .VOTO .WANG Internationalized TLDs that don't allow privacy: .москва .भारत .中国 .公司 .网络 This list may not be complete as we are often launching new TLDs. You can see our full list of TLDs and then look down the "Privacy" column to see which TLDs allow privacy or not. Learn how to add privacy to a domain in your Dynadot account. If the domain does not allow privacy, you will receive an error message letting you know.

    • How do I add domain privacy to a domain in my Dynadot account?

      Forgot to add domain privacy when you registered your domain? Don't worry! You can easily add it within your Dynadot account by following these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you wish to add privacy. Hover of the "Privacy" icon and select "Add Privacy." The item will be added to your shopping cart at the top of the page unless the domain does not allow privacy, which will result in an error message. See a list of domains that do not allow privacy. To checkout, click on the shopping cart and then click the "Check Out" button. Our system will take you through the check out process to submit your order. You will receive an "Order Complete" email from us when your order has finished processing and your domain is private. Please note that the price for our domain privacy service will adjust based on when your domain is set to expire. That way your privacy will sync up with your domain, so you can renew them together. If you choose to use our domain privacy service, your personal information, including your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number, is replaced by our domain privacy service information and will not be sent to the central registry. This will also happen when we escrow your Whois data to the third party data escrow service as required by ICANN. You can see an example of this on our Domain Privacy page.

    • How do I turn off my domain privacy?

      Our domain privacy service replaces your personal contact information in the Whois database with ours, helping keep your information secure from spammers and scammers. To turn off your domain privacy, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to the domain name(s) whose privacy you wish to turn off. Hover over the "Privacy" icon and select "Set Privacy". Choose "Off" as the privacy status in the drop-down menu. Click on the "Submit" button to save your changes. You should now see the lock icon grayed out next to the domain on the "Manage" page. To turn your domain privacy back on, change the privacy status field to "Full" or "Partial" privacy before clicking the "Submit" button. Please keep in mind that it may take a few days for the Whois database to be updated to your altered Whois information. Learn more about domain privacy Learn how to add privacy to a domain See a list of domains that do not allow privacy

    • How do I add privacy to domains in bulk?

      To add privacy to domains in bulk, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the boxes next to the domain names to which you wish to add privacy. To select all your domains, check the box at the top of the frame. Hover of the "Privacy" icon and select "Add Privacy". The items will be added to your shopping cart at the top of the page unless the domain does not allow privacy, or if any domains are expired, which will result in an error message. See a list of domains that do not allow privacy. Follow the "Checkout" buttons to complete your order. If you choose to use our domain privacy service, your personal information (email address, mailing address, phone number, etc.) is replaced by our domain privacy service information, and will not be sent to the central registry. This will also happen when we escrow your Whois data to the third party data escrow service as required by ICANN. You can see an example of this on our privacy page. We also offer customers the option to show their name, but still replace all other info with Dynadot's info. This is called partial privacy. Please refer to our help file on changing domain privacy in bulk to find out how to switch from full to partial privacy or vice versa.

    • What is domain privacy?

      As an ICANN Accredited domain registrar, Dynadot must follow the rules set forth by ICANN, the regulatory body responsible for managing the domain name system (DNS). One of these requirements is to collect personal contact information including your email address, phone number, and mailing address with each domain registered with us. This information is then made available in the public Whois database. Since the Whois database is a public database, spammers and scammers often use it to create contact lists. With our domain privacy service, your personal contact information is protected because we replace it with our own! Then, we filter any messages, mail, or email you receive, deleting any spam and forwarding actual messages on to you. See more info on our Domain Privacy page. Not sure if your contact information is listed in the Whois directory? You can do a Whois lookup for your domain to find out. Then, if needed, you can easily add privacy to an existing domain in your Dynadot account. Please note that not all domain extensions support domain privacy. See a list of domains that do not allow privacy.

    • How do I change my privacy to hide my name?

      We recently added the ability to hide your name (in addition to email, phone, and address) in our domain privacy service. Although new registrations with privacy will automatically default to full privacy, registrations that had privacy before the new privacy was added are set to partial privacy (meaning the name is not private). To change your domain privacy to full, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you wish to change to full privacy. Hover over the "Privacy" icon and select "Set Privacy". Choose "Full" as the privacy status in the drop-down menu. Click on the "Submit" button to save your changes. NOTE: It may take a few days for the Whois database to be updated to your altered Whois information.

    • How do I change my domain privacy in bulk?

      We recently added the ability to hide your name (in addition to email, phone, and address) in our domain privacy service. Although new registrations with privacy will automatically default to full privacy, registrations that had privacy before the new privacy was added are set to partial privacy (meaning the name is not private). To change your domain privacy in bulk, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the boxes next to the domain names for which you wish to adjust privacy. To select all your domains, check the box at the top of the frame. Hover over the "Privacy" icon and select "Set Privacy". Choose your desired privacy status in the drop-down menu. Click on the "Submit" button to save your changes. Please keep in mind that it may take a few days for Whois database to be updated to your altered Whois contacts. If you do not yet have privacy, and would like to add it for your domains, please refer to our help file on how to add domain privacy in bulk.

    • How do I know if a domain allows privacy?

      The majority of our top-level domains (TLDs) do allow domain privacy. However, due to central registry restrictions, some domains do not allow privacy. To see which domains do not allow privacy, you can either look at the "Privacy" column on our TLD page or you can check out this list of domains that do not allow privacy. Please note that the most up-to-date info can be found on our TLD page. Learn how to add privacy to a domain in your Dynadot account. If the domain does not allow privacy, you will receive an error message letting you know.

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