Best Domain Registrars for FREE Whois Privacy

  Introduction
When you register a domain with any registrar, you can opt to go for whois privacy, which mainly helps protect your personal details from unscrupulous spammers. Unfortunately many registrars charge an extra fee for this service, and things can quickly add up if you have many domains. The good news is that there are some excellent registrars which do provide FREE whois privacy, and we're listing them for your convenience here.
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When you register a domain with any registrar, you can opt to go for whois privacy, which mainly helps protect your personal details from unscrupulous spammers. Unfortunately many registrars charge an extra fee for this service, and things can quickly add up if you have many domains.

The good news is that there are some excellent registrars which do provide FREE whois privacy, and we’re listing them for your convenience here:

NameSilo

namesilo

NameSilo gives you free whois protection with any domains purchased. While other registrars add fees for WHOIS privacy, at NameSilo protecting your identity is completely free – FOREVER! They also provide additional security to protect you from spam and unsolicited contacts.

Price for a .com domain: $9.95. Use the coupon code WPMAYOR to get the special price of $7.99

Get your domain from NameSilo starting at just $0.99

Have you used any other domain registrar which gives you free whois privacy? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Jean Galea
Jean Galea
Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.
Jean Galea
Jean Galea
Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.
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19 Responses

  1. Forgot to mention…you named your article REGISTRARS…plural. But you only advertised 1. This looks like a paid or fake ad for them.

    1. Hey Jessie, this was an older post which had out-dated sites removed over the years. We need to update it at some point to make sure it’s giving the best options out there.

  2. Namesilo has really BAD reviews. Look at Trust Pilot website. They have no customer service phone & very rarely are they on the chat help. You get what you pay for!

  3. Yes, my domain is registered through namebright as I deposited the $100 and got them for $8.03/ea. I typically make my own whois privacy. I have domains registered under multiple “example Name Privacy” Then I sometimes include Spam mail will be prosecuted. It cuts down on it tremendously. There are a few cheaper options than name silo, however I do have about 85 domains registered through them as well. I’m not looking at Epik. Free Whois, same price as Name Bright but I do believe it’s every year free whois privacy.

  4. Hover also offers free Whois protection and super duper support.
    They’re likely more expensive, but if I have an issue I can call them and a human answers after the second or third ring.

    1. Yes, NameSilo has excellent customer support and answers their phones as well… plus their prices are better and their interface is much cleaner – especially if you have a lot of domains.

    2. Does Hover go down frequently? I’ve been asking around – I moved my .com domains to Google Domains Beta since they offer multiple name servers. Google isn’t known for going down often. But, they currently do not accept .tv domains.

  5. Jean, I’d like to point out WebberZone.net (also .com) which offers free Privacy Protection and very competitive prices for Domains.

  6. I’m surprised you left off Namebright.com – they’re great at offering no-BS prices and free privacy protection.

    1. Namebright only offers privacy protection free for the 1st year: Privacy Protection is free for the first year of registration. Regular privacy charges, which are $2.95 per year, will apply in subsequent years unless you remove privacy protection from the domain within the first 365 days.

      1. Thank you for pointing this out! First year pricing is bait. As a cost conscious individual, I’m interested in the real longterm pricing.

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