How your contact information is used to register your domain

Understanding public versus private domain registration

As of March 4, 2019, we no longer offer new signups for business email powered by G Suite.

 

 

Important: When you unlock additional G Suite features, your G Suite and Gmail accounts become permanently linked. If you cancel business email powered by G Suite, your original Gmail account will also be cancelled.
 

 

When you purchase your domain with business email powered by G Suite, you can choose how your contact information is displayed in the public WHOIS directory. Anyone can access the WHOIS directory to see the contact information for a particular domain. The two registration options are:

Option 1: Private registration

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

Your purchase includes the option for private registration at no additional cost. See more about private registration

Option 2: Public Registration

With public registration, your contact information for your domain is available in the public WHOIS directory. Anyone can access the directory to see the owner and their contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for a particular domain.

How to privately register your domain

When you register your domain with your business email purchase, you can choose to keep your contact information private by clicking Make domain contact information private under Privacy settings.  Also, after you purchase your domain, you can turn private registration on or off.

If you don't see this option, then your domain has an ending such as .us or .co.uk that doesn’t support private registration.

 
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