Google: it’s okay to make your domain registration information private

private WHOIS and Google

Google’s John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that it’s okay to hide registration information on WHOIS. A webmaster asked if the WHOIS information should be public to gain trust from Google bots. John Mueller answered that this wasn’t necessary:

With GDPR, public WHOIS entries as they have been before aren’t legal anymore in Europe and you won’t get WHOIS information for European websites without ‘legitimate and proportionate interest’ in the non-public data.

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