This article will show you how to check and disable the private registration for your domain in 1&1 IONOS.
Private registration (WHOIS privacy) prevents your personal data such as your name, address and email address from being published in the WHOIS database. This setting protects the domain owner/registrant from receiving unwanted spam emails, for example.
If you are using private registration for your domain, you must disable it on 1&1 IONOS's end before starting a domain transfer:
- In the Domains section, open the Privacy & Contact Details page.
- Select your domain.
- Disable the Private Registration option.
The private registration will now be disabled. This can take a few minutes.
Please note: If the private registration option is not displayed on the Privacy & Contact Details page, it is not available for this domain extension and therefore does not need to be disabled.