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Lawmakers push for Whois privacy on .us domains

10 Democrats ask NTIA to add Whois privacy to .us domain names. While Whois records in most top level domains are now private, .us remains an outlier: the U.S. government specifically forbids Whois privacy on .us domain registrations. It has enforced a no-privacy policy since 2005, much to the chagrin of registrars. A group of […]

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How to change your GoDaddy Whois privacy settings

Here’s how to display some of your information in Whois. GoDaddy now adds Domains by Proxy Whois privacy to all domains by default. But there might be cases where you want your data exposed in Whois. In this tutorial, I will walk through how to change your Domains by Proxy settings. The current state of […]

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Reminder: there’s no Whois privacy for .us domain names

Don’t expect to remain private if you register a .us domain name. Last July, Chaya Raichik registered the domain name LibsofTikTok.com to go along with her Libs of TikTok Twitter account. In October, she apparently decided to protect her brand by registering the matching domain in .net, .org, .info and .us. That last one ended […]

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Is a Whois privacy service an alter ego of the registrar?

Domain registrars might be too tight with their privacy services, which could create legal headaches. For years, domain name registrars have set up separate legal entities for their Whois privacy services. They did this to comply with ICANN rules and to shield liability. Whois privacy services carry some liability, especially ones set up as proxies […]

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How to make your Whois info public at GoDaddy

Here’s how to make your private information public. GoDaddy started redacting personal information in Whois records earlier this summer. Instead of showing the registrant’s name, address, phone number and email, a Whois record looks like this: The Registrant Organization only appears if you register your domains under an organization name. The upside to redacted Whois […]

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