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Toggle my domain privacy settings

Domains registered with GoDaddy are automatically enabled with Basic Privacy Protection. This limits visibility of all domain contact information in the public GoDaddy WHOIS directory, except the organization, country and the political subdivision of the country (i.e., state, province, land etc.). If you need to verify domain ownership, you don't need to remove Privacy Protection. Instead, add a txt record. If you choose to turn off your domain privacy settings, all contact information associated with the domain will be visible publicly.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select your domain from the list to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Scroll down to Privacy Settings and select Turn Privacy Off.

    Note: If your domain has Privacy already turned off, you can turn it back on by selecting Turn Privacy On.

  4. Review the changes to how your contact information will display on the public GoDaddy WHOIS directory, then select Continue.
  5. Check the box next to I consent to expose my contact information in the public GoDaddy WHOIS directory. and select Continue.

    Note: If you have Ownership Protection on your domain, you'll need to verify your identity. We'll send the verification code via SMS or an authenticator app if you've had two-step verification (2SV) enabled for more than 72 hours. Otherwise, we'll send a one-time password to your domain registrant email address.

You'll see a Success confirmation once your Privacy settings have been updated. Please allow up to 24 hours for these changes to fully reflect in the public GoDaddy WHOIS directory.

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