You may have come across the term 'Privacy Protection' when purchasing domain names.
When you register a domain name, you are required to add your 'Registrant Details' to the domain registry.
Example: name, address, email and phone number.
Once registered, your details are published online by the registry in the public WHOIS database.
Such information is available to anyone searching for a domain name
For example, marketing companies who may use your details to contact you with unsolicited information.
Privacy Protection and Companies
UK Company Law states that registered limited companies must publish their company contact details on their website.
The UK Registry
We understand that Nominet, the UK Registry, does offer Registrars a free WHOIS Opt Out for Non-Trading Individuals.
But not for companies.
At the time of writing (2022) we have not been able to find a useful link on the UK Registry website about this matter.
Registrants concerned about privacy should contact their Registrar for more information about protecting their identity online.
We understand all other Registries make additional charges for Privacy Protection.
Again, contact you should contact your Registrar for more information of privacy is a concern.
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