Domain Privacy Protection

Protect your domain privacy

Keep your contact information, your domain and website secure

Domain Privacy Worth it?

When you purchase a domain, the details of the domain owner are considered as public information and anyone can look up the identity in WHOIS public database.

If you don’t want your contact information to visible, purchasing privacy protection is your best option from Setup4.

With WHOIS privacy, your information is shielded. When someone searches for your information, they will find information about us instead.

WHOIS typically asks for: 

  • First name

  • Last name

  • Email

  • Phone number

  • Address

  • Domain registration, renewal and expiry dates

Would you want it available to anyone who can do a simple internet search? If you’re not willing to share this, it’s time to look into domain privacy.

Should I get Protection?

ICANN requires the contact information, including email address, phone number and mail address, of everyone that owns or administers a domain when a domain is registered. Anyone who owns a website, must provide accurate identification information when registering a domain. 

This means ICANN demand that your personal information is made available via the public database known as WHOIS.

Can I get around Domain Privacy Protection?

  • There’s no option to fake your contact details because most registrars enforce a policy of forcing you too. use the same billing information including email and phone number.
  • Setting up a PO box and registering the address to link to your WHOIS record is an option but PO Box cost you more than you typically pay for privacy protection.
  • ICANN requires valid WHOIS data for each domain. Providing fake details is in direct violation.ICANN guidelines state they will shut down domains they find providing a fake address. By publishing fake contact details, you run the risk of losing your domain, at short notice.

Why Domain Privacy + Protection?

Keep your contact information, your domain and website secure​

Protect Your Privacy​. Secure your domain and website.

Domain privacy worth it

Domain Privacy FAQs

What is domain privacy?

Domain privacy is a service provided by Setup4 that allows users to protect their data from the public. Domain privacy, often referred to as WHOIS privacy, serves as a crucial component in maintaining your online safety and privacy. 

On a general basis, you will need the following accurate details to ensure that your website can be registered: 


  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Address


With domain privacy, your personal information in the WHOIS database is replaced with the forwarding address of Setup4. This replacement is how it protects the privacy of the owner’s personal information. 


In short, domain privacy is a protective service that promotes online safety, ensuring that your personal information remains just that – personal.

What are the benefits of having domain privacy?

The advantages of domain privacy are significant. In a world where data is increasingly accessible, protecting personal information is especially necessary. 


For smaller businesses, this will mean fewer cold calls and unwanted contact from salespeople. For bigger businesses, this will mean a significantly slim chance of fraudulent activity and domain transfers.Without domain privacy, one’s details are susceptible to public access, potentially leading to data breaches and identity theft.


By employing domain privacy with Setup4, these risks are significantly reduced. Our shield ensures your contact information remains confidential, reducing the risk of unsolicited communication. 

Why do I work with an expert when it comes to domain privacy?

Here’s why booking a meeting with us makes a world of difference:


Tailored Solutions:

Every business is unique, and so are its privacy needs. During our meeting, we’ll understand your requirements and tailor a domain privacy solution that best fits your business. 


Future-Proof Your Business: 

The digital landscape is constantly evolving. What’s cutting-edge today may be obsolete tomorrow. Our team at Setup4 stays ahead of the curve, ensuring your domain privacy protection is up-to-date and effective.


Ease of Implementation:

Implementing domain privacy protection yourself can be time-consuming and technically challenging. Let us handle it for you. With Setup4, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your domain’s privacy is in expert hands.

Why is domain privacy important?

Domain privacy is essential if you don’t want your data to be compromised or used against you. Since this information is public access, you can easily find out where you live and your contact details with a simple Google search. 

What is the cost of getting domain privacy?

Domain privacy starts at about $11 a year depending on your needs.  

How do I get domain privacy protection?

You can get in touch with our team at Setup4 and learn more about how domain privacy can help enhance your privacy. 


So why wait? Book a meeting with Setup4 today. 

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