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12:24 am on Dec 15, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I'm cleaning up the contact info for all of my domains. I'm going to register all of them under my company except for a few that incorporate my last name. I try to keep my own name and my company's name separate as far as Google search results are concerned. Can I buy some type of whois masking through my registrar for those few domains? I thought I read recently that whois masking was going to become impossible but maybe I imagined that.
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Google doesn't waste their time on whois, but I'm sure if you are violating Google's TOS someone else may report it.

You can add privacy to any domain with any registrar.
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I'm cleaning up the contact info for all of my domains. I'm going to register all of them under my company except for a few that incorporate my last name. I try to keep my own name and my company's name separate as far as Google search results are concerned.
The problem with Google Search is that it just scrapes WHOIS data from websites that have already scraped WHOIS data. Any registration with your name as one of the role contacts is going to show up in a search.

Can I buy some type of whois masking through my registrar for those few domains? I thought I read recently that whois masking was going to become impossible but maybe I imagined that.
It is possible to buy WHOIS privacy protection but it is not as a secure a service as it is made out.

There's a lot of a discussion in the domain name industry about replacing the old port 43 WHOIS service with a more adaptable Registration Directory Service for ICANN gTLDs like COM/NET/ORG and the new gTLDs. However it will take some time before it is implemented.

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What makes WHOIS protection services non-secure?
3:29 pm on Dec 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Being able to build a profile of the registrant based on other domain names and data. And some WHOIS Privacy providers will roll over on receipt of legal papers.

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