Domain Privacy & Ownership Protection

Keep your personal details private with advanced domain protection


Why choose Domain Ownership Protection?

Data breaches are becoming an increasingly significant threat for businesses of all sizes, with around 2,200 attacks occurring every day. Your domain name is no exception, so why not defend yourself with our Domain Ownership Protection plans.

Extra security

Protect your domain from unauthorised transfers with 2-step verification.

Hide your details

Reduce the amount of spam you receive and shield yourself from identity theft with free domain privacy.

Highly compatible

Set up your domain protection on all of the most popular extensions within seconds.

How do I order Domain Privacy and Ownership Protection?

To purchase our Domain Ownership Protection service, simply follow these steps:

  • Search for a domain name using the provided field below

  • Add your domain to your basket and continue to checkout

  • Add Domain Protection to your basket

  • Complete the checkout process

Full Domain Protection

Give your online presence an extra layer of security.

  • Domain Privacy
  • Safeguard against hackers
  • 2-Step Verification Approval

Ultimate Domain Protection

Get the best level of protection available, along with peace of mind for your domain.

  • Domain Privacy
  • Safeguard against hackers
  • 2-Step Verification Approval
  • 90-Day Domain Holding Period

Looking for a new domain to protect?

Search below to see if it’s available, then keep it safe by adding Domain Ownership Protection to your basket.

Protect your Domain Name and your privacy

    Prevent domain theft

    Only you will be able to manage your domain and make changes such as contact updates, cancellations or transfers.


    Stay squeaky-clean

    Stop spammers from contacting you or using your details to send spam or spread malware.

    High protection, low price

    Get the highest level of protection for your domain name from £5.99 per month.


    Protect your reputation

    Keep your domain in good standing with Google with automatic malware scans and blacklist checks.

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Domain Ownership and Privacy Protection?

    It’s a service that provides your domain with advanced security and protection by locking domain management features behind 2-step verification. For more details on this, please read the following article: How do I enable 2-step verification on my account?

    Domain Ownership Protection also comes with free domain privacy included, which ensures that your personal information is private and hidden from the registry and the WHOIS database.

    How do I buy Domain Ownership Protection for my domain?

    You can buy DOP at the same time as your domain name via the checkout page.

    If, however, you’ve already purchased your domain, this can be done directly through your 123 Reg Control Panel.

    Simply select the domain name you wish to protect and click Manage. You will then be taken to the Management page for your chosen domain. From there, select the option ‘Buy Domain Ownership Protection’ and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the checkout process.

    Do I need to have Domain Ownership Protection for my domain?

    No, although it is something that any aspiring entrepreneur or business owner should strongly consider.

    If you're not sure whether domain privacy protection is worth it, remember that cybercrime and hacking attempts have increased by up to 600% over the past few years. By having privacy protection in place for your domain, your details won't be made publicly available on the WHOIS database, making it harder for any malicious hackers to target you.

    Which domain names can I get Domain Ownership Protection for?

    Although this service is available for all the most popular extensions (such as .com, .net,, .org, .info, .me and .co), there are some extensions that cannot use this service.

    This includes the following: .ag, .am, .amsterdam, .at, .au, .audio, .be,, .blackfriday, .ca, .christmas, .cl, .click, .cn,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .de, .diet, .dk, .es, .eu, .fi,, .flowers, .fm, .fr, .game,, .gg, .gift,, .gr, .gs, .guitars, .help, .hiphop, .hiv, .hosting,, .in,,,, .it, .jobs, .jp, .juegos, .kr, .law, .link, .lol, .melbourne, .mom, .ms, .my,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .no,, .nrw, .nu, .nyc,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .ph, .pics, .photo, .pl, .property, .pt,, .ru, .sc, .se, .sexy, .sg, .sydney, .tattoo, .tc, .tk, .tw, .us, .vg, .vote, .voto,

    How long can I buy Domain Ownership Protection for?

    You can purchase Domain Ownership Protection for periods of anywhere between one to ten years.

    However, we recommend that you purchase this service for the same, or on a similar, length as the domain you wish to protect. That way, you can renew both items together.

    How does the 90-day holding period work?

    Should the renewal process for your domain name fail for whatever reason (i.e. a failed payment), we will hold onto your domain for 90 days. This provides you with more time to pay for the renewal and reactivate your domain.

    Can I remove Domain Ownership Protection?

    If you decide that you would like to deactivate your Domain Ownership Protection package, you can do this through your Control Panel. For details on how to do this, please read the following article: How do I cancel or disable Domain Ownership Protection for my domains?

    However, once you have cancelled or disabled your DOP service, your domain will no longer benefit from identity protection, theft protection and guaranteed renewal.

    If you have some time left on your package and decide that you’d like to reactivate it, you can do so from your Control Panel.

    What information will be displayed for my domain names?

    To ensure maximum privacy, we will display a proxy physical address, email address and phone number on the WHOIS database, instead of your own details.

    Can I choose what information to display in the WHOIS database?

    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. The details ensure this is still possible.

    How will I be contacted if my details are hidden?

    If anyone wants to contact you regarding your domain name, they will need to complete a short form that must include their email address and their reason for contacting you. All this information will then be sent to the email address that’s associated with your domain. Your email address won’t be shared with them during this process.

    Do I still own my domain?

    Yes. The service simply protects your privacy and ensures that only you can manage your domain. It does not change who owns your domain name.

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