Domain Privacy

Your domain exists for the benefit of you and your customers, not some ID fraudster

“I first bought Domain Privacy as part of my domain name purchase; It was comforting to know people couldn’t use my personal info – particularly since I was working from home.”

Dan Hubert, CEO AppyParking
Only £4.99 per year
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Domain ownership means your personal details are available to anyone, hide them with private registration

When you register a domain name, you automatically go on the WHOIS database online. Anyone can find out who you are and a lot more besides. It can give spammers, scammers and hackers just enough information to try plying their trade on yours.

You can find yourself flooded with junk mail or, worse than that, having your identity stolen. These things are not uncommon and they can happen to anyone.

Domain Privacy from 123 Reg hides your details so they’re kept safe and your identity is always protected. Having that peace of mind is worth a lot when you’ve put everything into building a business.

The good news is it only costs £4.99 a year.


Don't let your details fall into the wrong hands

Private registration from 123 Reg stops your personal or business details from being found. It replaces your details with generic information and costs only £4.99 a year.


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Your details are shown:


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

Domain name:

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Your details are hidden:


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

Domain name:

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

One crucial step to ensure the privacy of your details

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.

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 in the WHOIS database. 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.


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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…

* Domain Privacy Terms and Conditions

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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Which domain names can I get privacy for?

    The service is available for all the most popular extensions such as .com, .net,, .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,,,, .cx, .de, .es, .eu, .fr, .hamburg, .im, .in, .it, .jp, .nl, .pl, .pm, .pro, .ruhr, .us .vote

  • 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.

  • What information will be displayed for my domain names?

    We use a privacy service,, 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.

  • 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?

    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?

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


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