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Domain Privacy

Stop your contact details from being published online

“Domain Privacy gave me the comfort to know people couldn’t use my personal info – particularly since I was working from home.”

Dan Hubert, CEO AppyParking
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Keeping your personal information private

Previously, when you registered a domain name, your contact details were automatically published online as part of the WHOIS database. This includes your name, email address and phone number, which have been freely accessible to users searching the database.

Currently, Domain Names with Domain Privacy from 123 Reg have their details withheld from the database to protect your anonymity. However, owing to recent changes surrounding the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Domain Privacy is unavailable for new registrations.

However, these changes should mean that, for customers within the EU, your details are no longer available to users searching the WHOIS database.


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Protect your Domain Name, and your privacy

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Preventing domain hijacking

Some people might try and access your details to spread malware and send spam. By protecting your domain names, you are hiding the information they need to do this.

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Hide your personal information

Keep your private details off the WHOIS database by replacing them with ours. You still own the domain, but your details won’t be visible to the public.

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Avoid spammers and scammers

Stop spammers from contacting you. Stop your details being used to send SPAM. Keep your business name squeaky clean by not being associated with junk email or scams.

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Can I be contacted?

We’ll set up an email address on your behalf, that will forward any legitimate enquiries about your domain to you.

One crucial step to ensure the privacy of your information

Find out how the use of Domain Privacy from 123 Reg has been vital for Appyparking to keep their most private details secret from scammers and spammers.

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Frequently asked questions

  • 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.

    It keeps 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.

  • How do I use private registration for my domain?

    Currently, Domain Privacy is not available for purchase. If you have previously purchased it, you can add it to a domain that you already own by logging into your 123 Reg control panel.

  • Which domain names can I get privacy for?

    The service is compatible with 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.

  • 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. You will not be able to decide which details will be visible as there are strict regulations on what information can be displayed.

  • 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 contactprivacy.com details ensure this is still possible.

  • 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.

  • Do I still own my domain?

    Even though the details show our privacy service, you are still the owner of the domain.

Questions? Call us 24/7 on 0330 221 1007

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