Can I Buy Privacy After the Domain Name Purchase?

Interested in domain privacy? Frankly, we all should be. Watch Jeff walk through the steps you should take to ensure privacy before you even buy a domain name.


Hi, my name is Jeff Gabriel. I am the co-founder and CEO of We are the leading domain brokerage on the net. We’re always writing fresh content to help viewers like yourself understand and love the same industry that all of those that work with me at have grown to love.

I’ve made a list of common questions and I want to answer each of these questions in 30 seconds or less.

Can I buy privacy after I’ve registered a domain name?

Of course, you can. You can opt into privacy anytime you’d like. The thing is, with a lot of the GDPR privacy laws that have come into place in Europe and are starting to sweep across the United States, you don’t even really have to pay for it. A lot of the registrars are doing what they call redacting or taking away the information of domain registrants. Wo what I suggest you do is register the name and then quickly look at the WHOIS. Or you can ask your registrar what’s going to show after you register this domain name. Now some of the registrars will put your information out there immediately and there are companies that are very quick to grab that information and save it and then they sell it. So if you let it be public for less than a minute, you can buy all the privacy you want, but that information is now part of history.

Jeffrey Gabriel

Jeffrey M. Gabriel is an expert domain brokerage and building sales teams. Jeffrey most recently co-founded, an industry-leading boutique brokerage that specializes in acquiring, selling, and appraising domains. Previously, Jeffrey was the Vice President of Sales at Uniregistry (recently purchased by Godaddy), one of the industry-leading domain marketplaces, domain registrar, and monetization platform on the net. In his seven years with Uniregistry, Jeffrey and his team quadrupled sales dollar volume, delivered the highest average sale price of any marketplace in the industry, and exponentially increased the number of closed transactions. This has been accomplished by constant education and refinement of the sales process. Formerly, Jeffrey was the President and Co-Founder of (purchased by BrandIt) and was also a Domain Broker at Sedo. Jeffrey has contributed to over 350 million dollars in completed transactions while in the industry. His most notable sales include The Guinness World Record-breaking sale of for $13,000,000 USD and the highest .Org sale ever, for $1,000,000 USD.