No cost Domain Privacy Protection

Each and every domain registered by means of WordPress.com incorporates privacy protection at no further charge.

Maintaining your information secure is as critical to us as it is to you. Privacy protection for domains that are registered at WordPress.com is now cost-free, so you do not have to pick amongst your website and your safety.

What is domain privacy protection?

When you register a new domain, you have to give individual speak to data. This data is stored at WHOIS, a database containing the information of each registered domain.

In the previous, WHOIS produced this data publicly accessible unless you opted in to — and paid further for — privacy protection. If you chose not to invest in privacy protection (or couldn’t afford to), spammers and advertising firms could appear up your domain and get access to your name, address, e mail, telephone quantity, and other data about you or your organization.

Privacy protection replaces this public data with generic information, so WHOIS gets the important information but keeps your individual information secure from prying net eyes — but at a price.

What’s altering?

In May well 2018, the Basic Information Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into impact for EU citizens. It resulted in adjustments to WHOIS that, in lots of situations, protect against speak to data from becoming publicly published no matter whether or not an individual purchases enhanced privacy for a domain.

We’re committed to guarding your information and think on line security shouldn’t rely on exactly where in the globe you reside, so from now on, each domain registered by means of WordPress.com also incorporates privacy protection at no further charge.

How do I turn it on?

Head to My Web-site > Domains, choose a domain, and turn Privacy Protection on. If it is blue, you are all set. If not, toggle the setting to turn it on!