Defining Privacy Protection

When you Register a domain name with, the Whois of your domain name lists your personal information (such as Name, Company Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address) as Contact Details for that domain name. This information becomes available to anyone who performs a Whois lookup of your domain name.

Your personal information is, therefore, at risk from being manipulated by data miners, who can then target you via junk email, prank telephone calls, postal messages, fax messages, etc..

Using's Privacy Protection service, you may immediately put a stop to such abuse. When you enable this service for your domain name, we replace your Contact Details in the Whois information with our generic contact details, thus, masking your personal contact details.


This feature is not available for the following TLDs (extensions):

  • Due to restrictions imposed by the Registry Operator:

    • .DE
    • .GDN
    • .LTDA
    • .US
    • .EU
    • .CN
    • .ASIA
    • .IN
    • .PRO
    • .TEL

    • .CA

    • .EC
    • .ES
    • .SX
    • .RU
    • .CO.DE
    • .UK

      Additional Information

      .UK Registrants who are non-trading individuals (those who do not use or plan to use their domain name for business, trade [including registration of domain names for monetization purposes] or professional transactions) can choose to opt out of having their Contact Details displayed in the Whois lookup.

      This option can be enabled by the Registrant from within his Nominet control panel.

    • .NYC
    • .SEX
    • .SRL
    • .BLOG
    • .BERLIN
    • .XN--H2BRJ9C (.BHARAT)
    • .NGO
    • .ONG
    • .WEB.IN
    • .VOTE
    • .VOTO
    • .MX
    • .WALES
    • .CYMRU
    • .SKI
    • .NZ
    • .ARCHI
    • .BIO
    • .ADULT
    • .PORN
  • Due to other restrictions:

    • .ORG.CO, .MIL.CO, .GOV.CO, .EDU.CO