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Is private registration really private?

I own a domain and I chose private registration when I bought it.  I have recently been receiving spam emails at my personal email address and these emails mention my name and the domain.  I'm trying to figure out how someone knows my real email address and name and knows that I own that particular domain when I chose private registration. 


I am not a tech person at all, so I'm not sure if there are options other than "private" that I should have chosen, but I was expecting all of my information (i.e., name and email address)  to not be available to anyone else. Thanks for any insight.

Super User III
Super User III

Re: Is private registration really private?

Hey there @Mitch_R,


Yeah, those details should be hidden. Do you mind providing your URL so I can take a look at it?

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