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Why is domain protection and privacy not available?

I have this available and turned on for all my domains, except for one .us domain it says "not available" for either service. Can anyone tell me a) why it might not be available and b) if there is any way to add it if it is available, as I've already followed the instructions using the Domain management dashboard to no avail (the options are greyed out and can't be added). Many thanks in advance.

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@InfiniteGame 

 

The .US registry does not allow for domain privacy.

 

The WHOIS database shows my personal information for my .us domain names. How do I get privacy for the .us domain?

The .US Registry policy for Registrars states the following:

"No registrar, nor any of its resellers, affiliates, partners and/or contractors shall be permitted to offer anonymous or proxy domain name registration services which prevent the Registry from having and displaying the true and accurate data elements contained in Section 3.3 for any Registered Name." (http://www.neustar.us/us-privacy-statement-v-2/)

A gentle warning: The .us Registry does check the whois information for your domain. If you omit or falsify the whois information they will issue you a warning. If your domain does not come into compliance they will seize your domain and you get no refund.

For full information regarding the requirements for registrants of .us domain names, please visit this link: http://www.neustar.us/policies/

 

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Super User IV

@InfiniteGame 

 

The .US registry does not allow for domain privacy.

 

The WHOIS database shows my personal information for my .us domain names. How do I get privacy for the .us domain?

The .US Registry policy for Registrars states the following:

"No registrar, nor any of its resellers, affiliates, partners and/or contractors shall be permitted to offer anonymous or proxy domain name registration services which prevent the Registry from having and displaying the true and accurate data elements contained in Section 3.3 for any Registered Name." (http://www.neustar.us/us-privacy-statement-v-2/)

A gentle warning: The .us Registry does check the whois information for your domain. If you omit or falsify the whois information they will issue you a warning. If your domain does not come into compliance they will seize your domain and you get no refund.

For full information regarding the requirements for registrants of .us domain names, please visit this link: http://www.neustar.us/policies/

 

I am a GoDaddy End User - Just Like You
Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
* Please note that I offer free advice on this forum. Thank You Info If you would like personalized help, please contact me. Otherwise, please ask your question in the proper forum so the answer can assist EVERYONE in the community and not just you. Thanks! *

Once your issue is resolved,
please be sure to come back and click accept for the solution

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