If cloudflare registrar is used, will not be able to find domain's owner?

Hello, I am not much of security expert (just being developer I am), sorry for noob question.

I see Cloudflare provide WHOIS redaction.
WHOIS redaction by Cloudflare

And from what I knew, WHOIS is only possible(publicly) way to figure out the information of domain.

But if Cloudflare support WHOIS redaction, than will anyone not be able to find who register that domain?
(Unless I breached federal law or something)


Thank you for asking.

I have couple of domains registered at Cloudflare Registrar, all of them show “DATA REDACTED”, except country code (two letters) and state/province.

From the Cloudflare Docs, if you register a domain using Cloudflare Registrar, you’d get WHOIS redaction which isn’t the same as WHOIS privacy provided by some of the known WHOIS privacy services like WhoisGuard or some other.

Whois privacy service provider like WhoisGuard or Withheld for Privacy, hides your contact details and replaces them with anonymized information.

If you’d like to have privacy protection for domain info, you might want to consider registering and/or transfering your domain out to some other domain registrar like Namecheap to get Whois privacy service for your domain name, if that’s the concern about security in your particular case.

Related helpful information:

In short, to answer your question, your personal information isn’t visible on WHOIS, except in case where it’s a .us domain since the .us registry prohibits WHOIS redaction.

Cloudflare Registrar provides personal data redaction on WHOIS information for all registered domains.

Helpful article:


Hello fritex,
Awfully thanks for your clear explanation.

I have one question to ask, that if I transferred my domain to another registrar like Namecheap you mentioned, will there be any logs or something that can be traceable this domain was from one registrar to another registrar?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

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Well, there are online tools to check domain/DNS history. I am not sure what and how much portion of data can be found on some free, if any, otherwise there are paid ones to find that kind of information for a domain I believe (some like domaintools, securitytrails, whoisrequest, domainiq, etc.).

At Namecheap, I am not familiar if that kind of service is available. Neither I haven’t heard, nor found anything about the log files to find that kind of domain history information by using Namecheap registrar interface/service.

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