I am about to sign up with Dreamhost, and need to register a new domain. I'll be needing whois privacy.
A quick question. When I sign up, I'm asked for my home address and the name of the domain I want to register. I've got no problem with Dreamhost knowing my name and address, but I don't want these details made public in the whois.
So...At what stage do I get "whois privacy"? Which of the following three possibilities is the correct one?
1) It's possible to get whois privacy from the very beginning. I.e. when the domain is registered for the very first time, the proxy name and address can be used at the registry. Dreamhost does not use the sign-up details for purposes of domain registration. Before registering the domain, they offer the whois privacy option.
2) The domain needs to be registered under my details first, and then I have to click on whois privacy. I.e. for a brief moment of time, there isn't any privacy.
3) To get whois privacy from the moment of registration, I need to sign up for webhosting first, and then register the domain name later.
Thanks in advance.