The WHOIS Database

About the WHOIS database

When a domain name is registered, it was normal for the ownership details to be placed in what is known as the WHOIS database. This database would include details such as your name, address, telephone number and email address.

Since the introduction of the EU's General Data Protection Policy (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, the WHOIS database for UK domain names no longer contains any personal information. Similarly, the domain registrar we use for other domains show proxy contact information so that no personal information is shown.

Opting out

It's no longer possible to opt-out of the WHOIS database for UK domains. A "Domain ID protection service" is still available for most other types of domains as the current (gated) WHOIS system allows some restricted access. This means (for example) that law enforcement agencies can still check the database for contact details. For more information on this, please contact us.