Update your private registration and domain information

To register your ownership of a domain, you provide your name, email, address, and other contact information. It’s required by ICANN, the international non-profit corporation that oversees the assignment of domain names. 

  • Registration information for all domains worldwide is available in the public WHOIS directory. If someone searches WHOIS for your domain, your contact information is visible. 
  • We send a message to confirm your domain registration, so you need to provide a valid email address.

Public vs. private domain registration

To help protect your personal contact information from spamming and other types of abuse, you can choose private domain registration. Your business email purchase includes the option for private domain registration at no additional cost

With private registration, your contact information isn’t included in the public WHOIS directory. If someone searches WHOIS for your domain, they’ll see contact information provided by a third-party privacy provider. Your personal information is not visible. More about third-party privacy

PUBLIC registration
Personal information is shown in WHOIS  
 
PRIVATE registration
Privacy provider information is shown in WHOIS 
Registrant Contact
  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your phone number
  • Your email     
Registrant Contact
  • Privacy provider customer number
  • Privacy provider address
  • Privacy provider phone number
  • Privacy provider email

 

Domains that don't support private registration

Domains with these endings do not allow private registration. Your registration information is publicly available in WHOIS.

  • .CO.IN
  • .CO.NZ
  • .CO.UK
  • .IN
  • .US

About .CO.UK domains: Nominet, which oversees .UK  domain names, requires accurate contact details for all domains. Nominet allows some non-commercial domain owners to opt-out of publicly displaying their contact information in WHOIS. If you meet the qualifications, you can create an account at Nominet and follow instructions to opt-out.

Manage your domain registration 

Turn on or off private registration

When you purchase your domain for business email, you choose between private or public registration. If you don’t see these options, then your domain has an ending such as .us or .co.uk that doesn’t support private registration.

Also, after you purchase your domain, you can turn private registration on or off. 

  1. From your Gmail account, click Settings  Settings >  Manage this domain.
  2. Scroll to Subscriptions and click Manage your domain.
  3. Scroll down and click Management to go to your Google Domains account. 
    You can also go directly to Google Domains at domains.google.com.
  4. Next, in Google Domains, find your domain name and click Settings  Settings .
  5. Under the Privacy protection section, select either: 
    • Privacy protection on (turn on private registration)
    • Privacy protection off (turn off private registration)

Updates to your registration information may take up to 48 hours to appear in the public WHOIS system.  

View or edit your registration information

  1. From your Gmail account, click Settings  Settings  >  Manage this domain.
  2. Scroll to Subscriptions and click Manage your domain.
  3. Scroll down and click Management to go to your Google Domains account. 
    You can also go directly to Google Domains at domains.google.com.
  4. Next, in Google Domains, find your domain name and click Settings  Settings .
  5. You can view or edit your Personal contact information (visible only to you if you chose private registration) and your Public contact information, which is displayed in the public WHOIS system.

Updates to your registration information may take up to 48 hours to appear in the public WHOIS system. 

 

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