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Domain Privacy & Protection

Free domain privacy, forever.

  • Free with every GoDaddy domain, Domain Privacy keeps your identity safe and prevents spam.
  • Replaces your personal info with proxy info in the public WHOIS directory.
  • Prevents spam with private email for domain inquiries.

If you already have a domain, add Domain Protection in My Domains.

Threats on the internet are real. Let’s get you fully protected.

While GoDaddy domains include free domain privacy* to guard your personal info, our Full and Ultimate Domain Protection plans go further: they not only protect against threats like domain hijackers, but they can even prevent honest mistakes like accidental transfers or expirations — and shield you from unauthorized access.

If you already have a domain, add protection in My Domains.

Threats on the internet are real. Let’s get you fully protected.

Full Domain Protection

Ultimate Domain Protection

Prevents hackers from stealing your domain or making any other unauthorized changes
Requires your approval via 2-factor authentication for vital changes like deleting or transferring a domain
Hold on to your domain for an extra 90 days if your credit card or your billing method expires at renewal

Why you need Domain Protection.

If your current domain provider isn't giving you the service and support you need, you just want to consolidate your properties or it's just time for a change — we can help. Our goal is to make the transfer process as simple as possible so that you can get on with more important things in your life.

Please note: Domain Privacy & Protection is not available for certain domain names, including some country-code extensions (ccTLDs)

Don't lose what's yours.

Losing your domain can be devastating. Our Domain Protection puts your domain on lockdown. It makes accidental or malicious transfers virtually impossible. Plus, it gives you the ability to rescue your site, as long as you pay for the renewal within that time.

Automatic online protection.

Domain Protection is like having an online security guard. It automatically scans for malware and uses continuous security monitoring to tackle new threats. It also monitors search engine blacklists to protect your domain reputation.

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Still not sure what you need? Give us a call. We’re happy to help, even if you’re not a customer. Call us at (800) 032 0329 and we'll chat — or get back to you as soon as we can.


What is Domain Privacy?

Domain Privacy keeps personal info hidden from public view, which helps secure private data from identity theft and domain-related spam. Instead of displaying your personal information in the WHOIS database for all to see, our partner, Domains By Proxy®, will replace it with its own. The domain will belong to you — except now, you and Domains By Proxy® will be the only ones who know it.

For more information, read about updating your domain name contact information.

Can I disable Domain Privacy?

Yes, you may turn off Domain Privacy at any time to allow others to see your contact information. Get detailed steps on how to do so.

Are all domain extensions protected by Domain Privacy?

No. Some domain extensions (often ccTLDs) aren't eligible for Domains By Proxy®, and as a result cannot be used with Domain Privacy. Get a list of those ineligible extensions here.

Are Full or Ultimate Domain Protection worth it?