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Registering a Domain Name

Domain Name Registration and Privacy
When you register your domain name, you will notice that your registrar will ask you for quite a bit of information: your name, your email address, your physical address, and your phone number. The information is used to complete two of the three registration profiles for your domain name: Registrant and Administrative Contact. Then, all three registration profiles (Registrant, Admin and Technical contacts) will be publicly available and accessible on their registry's database.

So what if you want your information to remain private? Afterall, the database is publicly available, meaning spammers, scammers and stalkers can access it, too. And lying on your registration information is illegal.

Many registrars offer private domain registrations, with or without extra cost. With private registration, your name will still appear as the registration. However, instead of your full contact profile, your registrar will list their information - a proxy registration.