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If you were directed to this post by me, chances are your private information such as home address, telephone and mobile phone are publicly available online.

Over the years, I’ve been contacting bloggers privately via email to warn them about this issue. Some heed the advice while the others ignored.

I am in no way an expert in the field of privacy but I personally feel uncomfortable knowing that someone else could easily know where I live.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is usually mapped to a web server’s IP address so that we don’t have to remember the exact IP address.

That’s it. That’s the sole purpose of a domain name.

What is the problem?

While registering a domain, we usually need to fill in 4 parts:

  1. Registrant Contact Information
  2. Administrative Contact Information
  3. Technical Contact Information
  4. Billing Address

Each of these section serves a different role in a corporate environment however, individuals usually have the same information for all 4 parts.

These information are publicly available and anyone can do a WHOIS lookup using online free services.

Now what?

Hide your personal information

Privacy protection usually comes as an add-on that cost a couple of bucks.

It is also important to note that some top-level-domain (TLD) does not allow domain privacy while some TLD such as .sg have domain privacy by default.

I have gathered the most commonly used registrar and have provided links to their respective article/information page on hiding your personal information:

If your registrar is not listed here, you can shoot me an email and I will provide assistance over email.