Making domain registration details private

When you register a domain with Yola or any other registrar, you will need to submit your name and contact information. It is not possible to register a domain name anonymously. These details are then sent to our domain provider. Your contact information will then be verified by the Internet Coalition for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, as they’re more commonly referred to. ICANN requires that the mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address of domain owners or administrators is publicly available in WHOIS directories for accountability purposes.

For example, a domain without private registration will be displayed in the WHOIS database like this:

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You have the option to purchase domain privacy from Yola. Your contact information (name, mailing address, and email) will be not be displayed. When you opt for private registration, Yola replaces your personal information in the public WHOIS database so that registrar’s contact information shows up instead: 

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You can see that no personal information is shown and that details of the domain registrar’s appear in WHOIS search results.

If you have already purchased your domain from us and would like to enable domain privacy, please contact support@yola.com. We will send you an invoice and enable this service.

Note: Your Yola subdomain is completely anonymous and no registration details are shared with anyone.

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