If you're buying new domain names, you can add WHOIS privacy during the order process. To add it to a domain that you already own, log in to your 123-reg control panel.
WHOIS lookup allows any person to search for information about a website including but not limited to domain name registry, DNS record and domain renewal details.
WHOIS privacy is a service that keeps your personal information private when you register domain names.
Personal information may refer to your name, address, email address, telephone number and more. This information is viewable through the publicly-searchable WHOIS database. One can use the WHOIS service to search for specific information about a certain website and view its DNS info by running a DNS records lookup.
We can help you keep your details private and safe by replacing them with the details of our privacy service.
Once you have purchased WHOIS privacy, you can turn it on and off whenever you like. However, if you turn it off, your personal details will be publicly visible again.
WHOIS privacy is available for .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .tel, .cc, .tv, .me, .pro and .co domains.
You can also hide your details if you are an individual registering a .uk domain. To do that, you can use the .uk WHOIS opt-out, which is completely free. You'll be given this option when you register domain names with an .uk extension.
You can buy WHOIS privacy annually. Please note that the costs for this service are not refundable.
This means that if you purchase our privacy service for a domain you are planning to let expire, you may not claim a refund for the period after your domain expires.
We use a privacy service, contactprivacy.com, to hide your details. The service's information will be displayed instead of your own details.
You will receive an email address so people with legitimate queries about your domain can still get in touch with you. This will forward messages onto your main mail address.
No. There are strict regulations on what information can be displayed. It is important for members of the public to be able to contact you if they have a question about your domain. The contactprivacy.com details ensure this is still possible.
Yes. The service simply protects your privacy. It does not change who owns your domain name.