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Enabling and Disabling Privacy Protection for Your Domain Name with Domain India


Welcome to Domain Registration India Private Limited (, your trusted partner in securing and managing domain names. In this article, we'll guide you through the intricate steps of enabling or disabling Privacy Protection for your domain name. We'll also delve into the benefits and limitations of this crucial add-on service.

Why You Need Domain Privacy Protection

In compliance with the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), Registry policies, and ICANN guidelines, domain registrants must furnish accurate WHOIS information. This data, which includes your name, email, contact address, and telephone number, is publicly available via WHOIS lookups. The Privacy Protection service masks your personal data, replacing it with generic information provided by Domain India, and is available for a nominal fee.

Added Section: Benefits of Privacy Protection
  • Prevent Spam: By masking your email, you're less likely to receive spam messages.
  • Avoid Unwanted Solicitations: Hidden contact details mean fewer sales calls and unwanted solicitations.
  • Protect Your Identity: Privacy Protection helps to prevent potential identity theft or stalking.

Limitations of Privacy Protection

While the service offers multiple advantages, there are certain domain extensions for which Privacy Protection cannot be activated. These include:

  • .US
  • .IN (including .CO.IN, .NET.IN, .ORG.IN, .GEN.IN, .FIRM.IN, .IND.IN)
  • .EU
  • .UK
  • .ASIA

Transferring Domain Names and Privacy Protection

Prior to transferring your domain name to another registrar, it's imperative that you first disable the Privacy Protection feature. Failure to do so may result in a stalled or failed transfer process.

Added Section: How to Enable/Disable Privacy Protection
  1. Login to your Control Panel: Access your control panel (WHM/cPanel, Plesk, or Direct Admin).
  2. Navigate to Domains: Go to the 'Domains' section and select the domain name for which you wish to enable/disable Privacy Protection.
  3. Select Privacy Protection: You'll find the option to enable or disable Privacy Protection. Make your selection.
  4. Confirm: Review your changes and confirm.

For a step-by-step guide with screenshots, please refer to our Knowledgebase.

Domain Name Status and Privacy Protection

Your domain name must be in an 'active' or 'unlocked' status to enable or disable Privacy Protection. Check your domain status under 'Order Information' in the Order Details view.

Abuse Complaints and Privacy Protection

In the unfortunate event that you encounter abuse complaints such as spam or WHOIS inaccuracy related to your domain, you'll need to disable Privacy Protection and provide an appropriate reason. This action will be recorded and visible to your immediate customers or sub-resellers within their respective control panels.


Privacy Protection is an invaluable add-on service for those looking to safeguard their personal data. Although this service is not universally available due to registry restrictions, Domain India extends this feature to numerous domain extensions. Users should also be vigilant about potential abuse complaints and be prepared to disable the Privacy Protection feature under such circumstances.

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