The WHOIS database includes contact details for the owners of all domains. It is used by domain name providers to verify transfers, by companies looking for whether a name is available and by law-enforcement bodies; but is also viewable by members of the general public.
When registering domain names you acknowledge by agreeing to a registrar's terms and conditions and applicable policies to inclusion of your details.
.com.au, .net.au, .org.au, .asn.au, .id.au
Viewable details: domain name, registrant name and identifier (ACN, ABN, BRN), contact name, email address. In line with Australian privacy legislation; the street address, telephone and facsimile numbers of registrants are not disclosed.
.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz
It is a requirement of ICANN that every domain owner has accurate, up-to-date full contact details available.
Viewable details: domain name, registrant name and identifier (ACN, ABN, BRN), contact name, contact address, email address, telephone number.
Private Registration (.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz ONLY)
Private Registration is a new service offered to shield your Registrant Contact Information. It means the contact information displayed in the public WHOIS database for your domains is replaced by Registrar details. The cost is $15.00
How Private Registration works
When enabled, the following contact details are shielded upon activation.
To request private registration, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your domain name and password as verification.
Please note that if you wish to take advantage of private registration for your .com, .net., .org, .info or .biz domain names, your contact information may still be available online via WHOIS resources until such time as all caches are updated. Unfortunately Domain Registration Services has no control over this process.
How to register a name: Enter your choice in the search tool and click 'GO'. If after the check the domain names search results show your choice is available, you will then have the option to proceed to purchase registration; which is a very quick and easy process - start a search and find your ideal website address now.