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How to apply WHOIS Domain Privacy to your domain

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Domain Privacy helps prevent people from quickly finding out who owns any particular domain.

gTLDs (Generic Top Level Domains) such as .com, .net, .org and hundreds of others that are now available (pretty much most which are not country specific) allow the owner to hide their contact details from the worldwide WHOIS database free of charge, and is activated by default. This service is available to private or commercial owners.

.uk domains that are managed by Nominet also have the facilty to Opt-Out the owner from the whois database - and it's free. The only restriction is that Opt-Out is only available to NON commercial owners. If the domain is being used commercially in any way, then Opt-Out is not allowed.

Applying WHOIS privacy AFTER registration

If you wish to retrospectively apply WHOIS privacy (ID Protection) to a domain after registration/renewal, or you wish to apply it to a .uk domain name, then you must raise a support request. We will then make the changes for you.

Special note for .uk domains : Nominet's (Nominet are the legally appointed authority for .uk domain names) terms state that only non-commercial domains can be opted-out of the WHOIS database. If your website is monetised in any way, then we will be unable to opt it out of Nominet's WHOIS service.