Free Unlimited Time Whois Privacy Protection for Web Domains

Written by Pavan Kumar on May 2, 2010

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Looking at the title, you might be thinking about some marketing offer or some contest where you can win some domain privacy deals. But what I have found now, looks like a bug and I wish my readers to take full advantage of this before it is fixed.

Sometime back, I had updated you about Name.com for its unbelievable cheap .com/.net domain offers and cheap .im domain name offer. Though they don’t exist anymore, you now have another very good chance to grab without even requiring a credit card. All you need is a domain registered with Name.com.

Domain whois privacy used to be a free package (at Name.com) with domain name until few months in past. Recently when I registered a new domain, I observed that it is no more free and we need to pay $1.99 for privacy. Also the domain name prices have gone bit higher compared to what they used to be.

What is Whois Privacy?

Domain Privacy / Whois Privacy is the service offered by different domain registrars to protect personal information of the domain owner like address, phone number, email address etc. If you do not enable privacy, your details can be easily viewed on any whois lookup service.

How to save dollars and get FREE WHOIS privacy for any domain on your Name.com profile?

  • Login to your Name.com account and navigate to Account section where you can find the details about your existing products.
  • Check all the domain whois privacy checkboxes and click on "renew checked products". If you cannot find such whois privacy details, click on the domain name to go to domain info page and enable whois privacy details.
  • You will now be taken to shopping cart where have to enter the Promo code as: FREEWHOIS. If you are not redirected, click on Your Cart in the top right corner.
  • Now, you can notice that all your shopping cart amount get converted to discount and you need not have to pay anything. As the shopping cart account gets reduced to $0, you can proceed without a credit card. Click on Account Credit radio button for your payment option.
  • Accept the terms and checkout.

How $100?

Here comes the secret which I called as bug. You can repeat the above process any number of time to get all your domains’ whois privacy extended to 1 more year every time you checkout. If you have numerous domains and you renew privacy of each to say 5-10 years, you have saved even more than $100. Note that if they are not fixing this issue, you can extend your whois privacy for an unlimited period of time.

Here is the proof that I have renewed WHOIS privacy of my domains for a long time.

Name.com free whois domain privacy hack

Note: If you are registering a new .com/.net domain with Name.com, you may use the coupon code COMASYOUARE which can get you a domain for $8.25.

       

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10 Readers responded to this post

Sorry don’t go for Name.com… Its is totally waste…. Some others giving privacy protection for FREE of Cost… !!! :)

@ Albert,

If you can share such registrars, that would be beneficial for me and other readers too.

@Pavan Kumar : I always suggest Directi for domain registration. Its the Indian firm allowing to start the domain selling business for cheaper cost with all available TLDs and promotions. Here you can get free privacy protection, domain forwarding and other free features for life time.

I’m having reselling account in there. If you want the billing in your Indian Rupees go for
http://domains.sarugu.com/.

or If you want the billing in US $ then go for http://www.answerable.com/ . This site owned by Directi team.

nice post…..

Thank you Pavan for this info – I tried it and it worked. I only hope that Name.com won’t come back later and try to take it back (reverse my extentions). :-)

I tried it, and it worked! I have renewed for 10 years! I could do more, but feel greedy.
Has anybody else renewed for longer?

I tried it, and it worked! I have renewed for 15 years! I could do more, but feel greedy.
Has anybody else renewed for longer?

any trick for Godaddy domains?

Just check out http://client.ntertech.com/ they offer free whois privacy for life, no coupon needed, .. and they’re cheaper than name.com and godaddy

professional which i expected

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    Pavan Kumar

    Pavan Kumar completed Engineering in Electronics and Communication in the year 2008. He is very enthusiastic and keen to work on different aspects of computer, internet and mobile related fields. The articles here reflect his creativity. This blog was started as a showcase of solutions for different problems and today it has got a good reputation in the blogosphere. Read More...

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