EuroDNS launches domain privacy to secure your personal data

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We’re really excited about our new domain privacy feature, a cloaking device that hides your personal details online. When you register a domain name you’re asked to provide accurate contact details. Failing to do so or providing false information is deemed non-compliant, and could lead to the deletion of your domain name.

Wow, scary stuff!

Providing accurate contact details for all your domain names is a regulation imposed by ICANN, the organisation that runs the Internet.

A good idea in theory as it provides an online directory, aka the WHOIS database, which can be used by people wishing to buy and sell domain names or contact owners to make a purchase offer. But it's a database that's accessible to everyone. Do you really want your private data splashed all over the Internet, making you vulnerable to scammers and spammers?

EuroDNS domain privacy

Our domain privacy feature is simple and highly effective. We replace your contact details with ours, whilst you remain the legal owner of the domain name. We'll then forward relevant email to you.

  • Safeguard your personal data against identity theft and domain hijacking.
  • Minimise junk mail and protect against spammers and scammers.
  • Eliminate persistent marketing calls by using a proxy phone number.
  • Remain compliant and avoid losing your domain name by using our approved and regulated feature.

How to opt-in to domain privacy

You can activate our domain privacy features whenever you like. If you already have domain names registered with us, you can turn the feature on at any time. Alternatively, if you're registering a new domain name, you have the choice to opt-in during the order process. This feature can be enabled for single or bulk domain names.

  • If you’ve got domain names registered with us, you can activate the feature at any time. Log into your account and go to your list of registered domain names. You can then select which names you'd like to apply our domain privacy feature to, single or bulk.
  • If you’re registering or transferring a domain name, you can activate domain privacy once you’ve put your domain name into your shopping cart. You’ll be asked to configure your order and choose whether you'd like to leave your contact details public or hide them.

If you take a look at the domain privacy articles on our support site, they go into more detail about setting up and managing this valuable security feature. It’s very easy to do but you can get in touch if you’d like further information.

Domain privacy terms

Domain privacy costs just €5.00 per domain, per year. It works with over 250 extensions including most of the new ones, and .INFO, .COM, .ORG, .NET, .BIZ, .CO, and .ME. Take a look at the domains accepting privacy; the list is growing so it's worth returning. Unfortunately not all registries allow domain privacy on their extensions; in particular country code domains.

Yay - there’s some legal stuff, we’d recommend you read this too.

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