Private domain registration

Private Registration allows you to hide your contact information (name, address, phone number, email address etc.) from the publicly accessible portion of your domain WHOIS record.

Private Registration makes it harder for identity thieves to steal your contact information, and may help prevent against fraud conducted in your name.

Private Domain Registrations also prevent spammers from obtaining your name and email address and may help you stay off of spam lists.

Below is an example using made-up information about a fake domain to illustrate how Private Registration works.

In the first column, a made-up person, James Mills, is listed on the public portion of the WHOIS record for his domain, my1234dom.com, along with his private email address, phone and fax numbers, and street address. In the second column, all of his information has been protected by Private Registration. No private information is listed on the protected WHOIS record, and spammers will be unable to obtain his email address.

Unprotected WHOIS data Private Registration WHOIS
Domain Name: my1234dom.com
Registrant Contact:
James Mills
503-555-1234
2345 North John Street
Portland, OR 97999
US
Administrative Contact:
James Mills
james@my1234dom.com
503-555-1233
2345 North John Street
Portland, OR 97999
US
Domain Name: my1234dom.com
Registrant Contact:
Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.
PMB 368, 14150 NE 20th St – F1
C/O my1234dom.com
Bellevue, WA 98007
US
Administrative Contact:
Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.
23423asdfd@whoisprivacyprotect.com
425-274-0657
PMB 368, 14150 NE 20th St – F1
C/O my1234dom.com
Bellevue, WA 98007
US

Canvas Host offers Private Registration for most domains registered through and transferred to us for only $7.50 per year. Please view our domain registration pricing page for a complete list of domains supporting Private Registration services.

Please contact us if you would like more information about our Private Registration services.