Keep your personal details out of harm's way with private registration

Did you know that when you register a domain name, the registration details are available to anyone who searches a public WHOIS database online? This can include your name, address, email and phone number.

Search the WHOIS database

Enter your registered domain - and see what information is publicly displayed about you.

If these details remain unprotected you could find junk email flooding your inbox or more importantly, scammers trying to steal or transfer your domains using your personal info. This is not uncommon and can be scary for all website owners, especially for those who have built businesses and a strong reputation around their web addresses and have everything to lose.

But don't panic, our privacy service can keep your personal information safe and prevent spammers, scammers and hackers getting their hands on it.


Don't let your details fall into the wrong hands

Domain Privacy from 123-reg stops your personal or business details from being found. It replaces your details with generic information and costs only £4.99£5.99 a year.

Without
a privacy service
Your details are shown:

With
a privacy service
Your details are hidden:

Registrant:

Your name
Your address
Your postcode
Your telephone number
Your email address

Registrant:

Identity Protection Service
Identity Protect Limited
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 9LU
United Kingdom

Domain name:

justanexample.com

Domain name:

justanexample.com

Protect your personal details with Domain Privacy

There are so many important reasons for you to use private domain registration to mask your personal details in the WHOIS database. Here are our top reasons:

  • Protect your identity

    Did you know someone could steal your identity and then steal your domains? This could be very damaging for your business but can easily be prevented with Domain Privacy.

  • Avoid spammers and scammers

    Stop your details being used to send SPAM or by scammers and keep your business name squeaking clean by not being associated with junk email or scams.

  • Hide your personal details

    Keep your personal details hidden at all times and them away from prying eyes, so they do not fall into the wrong hands and cannot be miss-used.

  • Small annual fee

    For just £4.99 per domain per year you can protect your personal details and get peace of mind in knowing your details are out of harm's way.


Buy a new domain with private registration

If you're registering new domains or transferring yours to 123-reg, you'll be offered the Domain Privacy protection service during the order process. Get protected now!

Enter below the name you want to register, click "Search" and we'll check its availability for you. When you've found your dream web address available, register it before anyone else gets a chance. During the registration process you'll be able to get the privacy protection service to keep your personal information safe.

Enter a name and click SEARCH

We'll check the availability

Privacy protection for a domain you already own

If you want to add the service to a domain you already control through 123-reg, log in to your control panel. You will find an option to add it there..


Login to control panel

Top reasons to get privacy for your domain:

  • Protect your identity
  • Hide your personal details
  • Avoid spammers and scammers
  • Small annual fee

What if I already own a domain?

If you want to add privacy to a domain you already control through 123-reg, log in to your control panel. There's an option to add the service there.

What you see is what you get. Our prices are transparent as we are

Q.What is Domain privacy? 

It's a service that keeps your personal information private when you register domains. Personal information may refer to your name, address, email address, telephone number and more. This information can be viewed by anyone who runs a search on the WHOIS database.

We can help you keep your details safely hidden by replacing them with the details of our private registration service. Once you have purchased Domain 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.

Q.How do I use private registration for my domain? 

If you're buying new domains, you can add privacy protection during the order process. To add it to a domain that you already own, log in to your 123-reg control panel.

Q.Which domain names can I get privacy for? 

The service is available for all the most popular extensions such as .com, .net, .co.uk, .org, .info, .me, and .co. It also can be used with most other extensions, but there is a small number that cannot yet use this service. Following are the extensions that you cannot use private registration for:

.ae .archi .asia .at
.be .berlin .co.il .co.nz
.co.za .cx .de .es
.eu .fr .hamburg .im
.in .it .jp .nl
.pl .pm .pro .ruhr
.us .vote
Q.How will I be contacted if my details are hidden? 

Emails sent to the contact address will be forwarded to your email address, so people with legitimate queries about your domain can contact you.

Q.How long can I buy Domain Privacy for? 

You can buy it annually. Please note that the costs for this service are not refundable.

This means that if you purchase our privacy protection for a domain you are planning to let expire, you may not claim a refund for the period after it expires.

Q.What information will be displayed for my domain names? 

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.

Q.Can I choose what information to display? 

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 contactprivacy.com details ensure this is still possible.

Q.Do I still own my domain name? 

Yes. The service simply protects your privacy. It does not change who owns your domain name.

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