.UK Domain privacy now available at NetHosted


We’re pleased to announce that we are one of the first domain registrars to be able to offer ID protection on .uk domains, including .UK, .CO.UK, .ORG.UK and more. Our privacy service will secure your personal details, hiding your name and address from the public WHOIS database, you can check your current domain WHOIS info here: http://www.nominet.uk/whois/

When you register a domain your contact details are searchable via the public WHOIS system. We still offer our existing domain privacy service for .com and other domains, but this service was not previously available to .UK Domains due to Nominet’s regulations. Recently Nominet have changed their policy to allow for a different type of service where your contact details are hidden from public searches but are still visible to Nominet for verification and we are happy to offer this service now for .UK domains.

Below you can see the difference between a WHOIS Search with a .UK domain without the privacy service and then compared on the right to a domain that has it:



We’ve seen many customers take out privacy protection for .com, .net, .org and other domains, so are pleased to be able to offer this on .UK domains now. Whilst we all know the benefits of securing our websites and email, securing our personal data online will help to reduce spam, junkmail and phishing attempts. We know that data miners crawl public WHOIS records for your personal information which can be sold to marketing firms.

The privacy service is charged at £5.95 + VAT annually, if you contact us mentioning this blog post we’ll discount the first year for you to £2.95 + VAT if you order it before 10th October 2016.