Whenever you register a domain name, your name, address, phone number and email address are automatically added to a global database called the WHOIS database. This is freely searchable by anyone - including spammers on the lookout for email addresses and fraudsters looking for identities to steal.
WHOIS Privacy protects you from potential identity theft and spam by hiding your contact details.
You'll still have full ownership of your domain as normal, but if someone performs a WHOIS search on your domain your personal contact details will be replaced by those of our privacy service to keep your identity protected. Here's an example:
WHOIS Privacy works with any .com, .net, .org, .info or .biz domain.
If you have a .uk domain, then as an individual it's completely free to prevent your contact details being displayed in
the WHOIS database. Just select the WHOIS opt-out option from your control panel after purchasing your domain.
To order WHOIS Privacy for your .com, .net, .org, .info or .biz domain, click 'Order Now' to choose a domain name and simply select WHOIS Privacy during the order process.