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ICANN domain transfer policies have changed as of 1 December 2016. Updates to whois information are considered a change of ownership and may warrant a 60-day transfer lock.

InMotion Hosting offers Domain Privacy for those who do not wish to have their contact information available in the WHOIS registry.

What is Domain Privacy?

Domain name Privacy is a service offered by InMotion hosting that protects your personal information from the information harvesting efforts of spammers, direct marketers, and even identity thieves.

How Domain Privacy Works

When a customer purchases domain privacy, we replace the public information records for the domain name with our own information. This includes email address, phone number, and physical address. The only thing we do not change is the Organization Name, as that is the legal owner of the domain. Below is a sample of how this data, known as WHOIS information, would be viewed both with and without Domain Privacy for a fictional John Doe.

Data FieldWithout PrivacyWith Privacy
Organization Name John Doe John Doe
Contact Name John Doe Domain Administrator
Address Line 1 123 Any Street 6100 Center Drive
Address Line 2 Apt 101 Suite 1190
City Metropolis Los Angeles
State CA CA
Zip 12345 90045
Phone Number +1.1111234567 +1.7574166575
Email Address

Domain Privacy FAQs

  • How much is the Domain Privacy feature?
    Currently, domain privacy can be added to a domain name for $9.99 per year per domain. For example, one domain is $9.99 per year, two domains are $19.98 per year, etc...

  • How do I get Domain Privacy for my domain?
    Current customers can email or call 888-321-4678 or 757-416-6575 (for international customers). Existing customers should include their username and the last 4 digits of their credit card on file in order to authorize any charges.

    If you are a new customer and do not have an account with us, please contact sales at or call the numbers listed above.

  • Why do you not change the Organization name?
    The Organization name is the legal owner of the domain. Keeping your name in the slot avoids any confusion over ownership of the domain name. This means by leaving your name in the Organization Name spot, you retain all legal ownership.

  • Can I use my Business Name as the Organization Name?
    Yes, the Organization Name can be any legal entity, person or business.

  • Can I have Domain Privacy only on specific domains?
    Yes, you do not have to use privacy on all your domains, if you only want to use it on one domain, you will only be charged for privacy on that domain.

  • Can I remove privacy once it is purchased?
    Although the $9.99 charge per domain is generally non-refundable, you can remove the privacy from your domain or cancel the auto-renewal at any time.

For further information, go to adding privacy for existing domains with AMP.

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