When you purchase a Domain, you are required to fill in a registration form with your personal details. You can avoid your personal information being public by remaining opted in for the Privacy feature upon Domain purchase.
- Privacy feature: Your contact details won't appear in the WHOIS domain information records. You can turn the privacy protection option on and off whenever you want. Users who opt for the privacy feature will also have their entire personal details hidden in the public WHOIS.
- Basic privacy: Your phone number and email are replaced with generic information. Those who wish to contact you will be redirected to a contact form that protects you from receiving spam. Your other information remains public - your country, state/province, and organization.
Note: Under the GDPR, the personal details of users located in the EU (European Union) do not appear in the public WHOIS records. Personal information, such as the EU user's name, address, and email, may be disclosed to third parties with legitimate interest (which is determined by the domain registrar).