Bluehost Web Hosting Help

Domain Privacy for .us Domains

Summary

Due to a Registry policy we cannot offer privacy for .us Domains. On August 1, 2008 we were required by the .us Registry to remove privacy on all .us domains.

Whois Privacy and .us Domain Names

The WHOIS database shows my personal information for my .us domain names. How do I get privacy for the .us domain?

The .US Registry policy for Registrars states the following:

"No registrar, nor any of its resellers, affiliates, partners and/or contractors shall be permitted to offer anonymous or proxy domain name registration services which prevent the Registry from having and displaying the true and accurate data elements contained in Section 3.3 for any Registered Name." (http://www.neustar.us/us-privacy-statement-v-2/)

A gentle warning: The .us Registry does check the whois information for your domain. If you omit or falsify the whois information they will issue you a warning. If your domain does not come into compliance they will seize your domain and you get no refund.

For full information regarding the requirements for registrants of .us domain names, please visit this link: http://www.neustar.us/policies/

Knowledgebase Article 90,481 views bookmark tags: change domain extension privacy private whois (updated 46 days ago)


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

Bluehost WHOIS Domain Privacy

WHOIS Domain Privacy for domains registered with Bluehost (updated 43 days ago)

Domain Name FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Managing your Domain Names (updated 331 days ago)

How do I enable or disable privacy for a .UK domain?

What is required to modify Domain Privacy for a .UK domain. (updated 492 days ago)

Related Help Content

Domain Privacy for .CA Domains

How to enable or disable privacy for a .CA domain (updated 492 days ago)

How to Update Whois Domain Contact info

How to update Whois Domain Contact email (updated 1514 days ago)

How to Setup Multiple Domains Pointing to the Same Directory

Can I have multiple domains pointing to my site or to a directory on my site? (updated 331 days ago)

Managing Your Database Using phpMyAdmin

A repository of information on how you can manage your database by using the phpMyAdmin interface. (updated 828 days ago)

Creating Sub Domains on an Add-on Domain

Can I make subdomains for my addon domains on the account? (updated 1009 days ago)

Un-assign a domain name

How do I unassign or remove a domain from my account? (updated 594 days ago)

MySQL Database Reported Size and SQL Size Differ

An exported .sql file shows as a different size than the reported size in cPanel (updated 1415 days ago)

How to obtain a Transfer Authorization ( EPP ) Code

Getting Started Wizard How to obtain a Transfer Authorization ( EPP ) Code If you want to transfer your .com, .net, .biz, .us, .org or .info domain, you will need to contact your current registrar an (updated 995 days ago)