Please note that since the introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in May 2018, domain registrant’s personal details are no longer displayed in the public WHOIS records, so in most cases the Domain WHOIS Privacy option is no longer needed.
However, because domain registrant details may still be accessed by some companies and providers, you may still want to add this feature to your domain registration or renewal to prevent this access.
Nominet UK, the official UK domain registry for domains ending .uk, no longer provides Domain WHOIS Privacy as an option, so this is no longer needed or available for UK domains (.uk, .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk). Should your order include this option for a UK domain name we will refund the payment given for WHOIS Privacy.
The Domain WHOIS Privacy option (for non-UK domains) can either be included with new registrations, or added to an existing domain at any time via our order page. New Domain Privacy activations will normally become effective within a few hours, but please allow up to 5 days for some domain types.
Please be aware that if you add this to a domain name at any time during the domain’s registration period (i.e. 3 months into the registration/renewal period) the privacy will be activated immediately and will expire either at the end of the 1 year period if the domain had been renewed for more than one year, or at the same time as the domain expiry date.
We have no control over part-year WHOIS Privacy activations so we recommend that you request that we activate this option on the domain’s expiry date if renewing a domain early.
Domain WHOIS Privacy is only available on domains that are registered with us, otherwise this option may be available from your own domain provider.