Knowledgebase: Domains & DNS
Hide Your WHOIS Info
Posted by on 18 August 2013 11:27 PM

ICANN rules and regulations for the domains registered through CirtexHosting require accurate and updated contact information for all registered domains. This has been a long-standing policy from the InterNIC and Network Solutions before the registrations were opened up to competing Registrars. See

At least annually a registrar must present to the registrant the current Whois information and remind the registrant that provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of their domain name registration. Registrants must review their Whois data and make any corrections.

Since then, there has been concern about personal information appearing in the public record. Whether these concerns are legitimate or not, some registration services have seen an opportunity for selling value-added privacy services to their customers, where the registrar brokers any contact/communication through a different WHOIS public contact.

If you've already registered your domain with us and would like to add this service please email If you have not yet registered your domain with us, you should be able to opt for Whois privacy, for a fee, during the ordering process

Note: this option does not protect your identity from due process of law. You cannot use this to hide from trademark violation lawsuits, illegal/criminal activity, intentional copyright violations, etc. CirtexHosting must comply with properly served subpoenas, court orders, etc and release information accordingly.

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