Do you think privacy whois helps you fool Google? Think again! I have a domain at NameCheap with WhoisGuard enabled. I wanted to list this domain on Godaddy Action. You know you have to verify ownership. I listed my domain and got an email: Then i changed the 'Forwarded to' email at NameCheap to mach the email i use with Godaddy and resubmitted the domain, guess what? And if Godaddy can see my email protected by WhoisGuard, then Google can see it too.