Private vs Public Whois Data

Private VS Public WHOIS Data? How It Impacts SEO?

In our recent post about domains: we have written in detail about domain history & how it can impact your SEO?

But, with that, there’s also an SEO Myth whether to Keep your WHOIS Data Private or Public?

Let us take you through the Basics, of what it is:

What is WHOIS Data?

Every year thousands of organisation, businesses & Individuals create their online entity in the form of Websites, social media profiles, etc. For creating a website, the first step is registering your domain: while registering the domain each individual has to compulsory provide their unique and personal information like name, contact number, address etc. This information is referred to as WHOIS data information. Your registrar asks you to fill all the required personal information under ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the Internet, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation.

An individual or legal entity wishing to register a domain name under a generic top-level domain (“gTLD”) may do so by using an ICANN-accredited registrar.

Read how gTLD(generic Top Level Domain) & ccTLD(country-code Top Level Domain) can affect SEO.

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4 thoughts on “Private VS Public WHOIS Data? How It Impacts SEO?

  1. I really needed this information, especially now that I want to renew my domain. I have had the myth about how hiding info can impact a site’s SEO. Thanks a lot. It is now clarified.

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