The Whois is an online database of domain information, one that may be searched by anybody in the world, listing the registration details and the current status of a given domain name. When you register a domain name, the registrant, administrative, and technical contact information would ordinarily appear in this database, allowing anybody searching for your domain name to contact you. Some domain owners want this information available to the public for either business or compliance reasons, particularly those related to companies. If, however, you do not want personal contact information to be retrievable in a Whois search, Whois Privacy can hide this information from public view.
Whois Privacy is a free service that we offer with every domain in our system. Privacy will mask your contact information on the Whois database so that it is not freely available. Anyone wishing to contact you will not be able to do so directly, but will instead have to fill out a form that will be forwarded on to the Administrative contact email address for the domain without revealing it.
Whois Privacy is available according to the rules of the registry for particular domain extensions. For instance, .ca domains allow individual registrants to use Privacy, but organizations and businesses may not.