The simple answer is no.
As a website owner, you do not need to purchase domain privacy.
However, the service offers a number of important benefits, including reducing spam and unwanted solicitations.
What is domain name privacy?
Domain privacy (often called Whois privacy) is a service offered by a number of domain name registrars. A user buys privacy from the company, who in turn replaces the user’s information in the WHOIS with the information of a forwarding service (for email and sometimes postal mail, it is done by a proxy server).
How do I hide my domain ownership?
How to hide your details from the public WHOIS database
- Log in to your LCN account.
- Click on Domains.
- Click Domain Privacy in the top left-hand corner.
- Domains without privacy will be listed at the top. Select the ones you would like to add privacy to.
- Click ADD TO BASKET.
- Complete the checkout process.
Can I add domain privacy later?
Purchase domain privacy at a later date.
You can add domain privacy to any domain you’ve registered at any point in time. However, if you have the ability to add privacy up front, do so. If you don’t add privacy immediately, your information will be posted publicly.
Does private domain registration affect SEO?
Keeping it private will not impact your rankings directly. Google itself is a registrar and can access the domain information of any website. Keeping your WHOIS data private or public is totally up to the website Owner, it won’t affect your SEO.