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    WhoIsGuard for UK TLD?

    Hi,

    I've just registered a UK TLD with Namecheap, & I'm not able to hide my personal details with WhoseIsGuard. Is there a solution to this?

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    Due to registry restriction WhoisGuard can't be used with bz, ca, cn, co.uk, de, eu, in, me.uk, mobi, nu, org.uk, us and ws domains. Namecheap.

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    Indeed for the some of the domain name extensions that is not allowed. I suppose next time yopu will need to check that beforehand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Frost View Post
    Hi,

    I've just registered a UK TLD with Namecheap, & I'm not able to hide my personal details with WhoseIsGuard. Is there a solution to this?
    I think that you can opt out of the .UK whois database. While it is not a perfect solution, it is probably the only one available at the moment.

    http://www.nominet.org.uk/other/whois/optout/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmccormac View Post
    I think that you can opt out of the .UK whois database. While it is not a perfect solution, it is probably the only one available at the moment.
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    If you registered the domain name as a private individual instead of a company then you can instruct your registrar to opt you out of having your whois information disclosed.

    I personally do not have any domains at namecheap at the moment so unable to check how but should be around the whois update page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by filth View Post
    If you registered the domain name as a private individual instead of a company then you can instruct your registrar to opt you out of having your whois information disclosed.

    I personally do not have any domains at namecheap at the moment so unable to check how but should be around the whois update page.
    I wonder why are you trying to hide that info? What for?

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    ^ There could be many reason to hide contact info especially in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiberForum View Post
    I wonder why are you trying to hide that info? What for?
    Anyone that has a genuine reason to get it can still get it if necessary. I am not a fan of whois privacy services but the official way with .uk domains is good as it does not require the whois to be substituted with some companies details.

    Not having the information showing can be greatly beneficial for privacy reasons as well as stopping those damn registrars that try to trick you into transferring into them on renewals. It also stops spammers harvesting your email from whois sites.

    Also stops people trying to cold sell you stuff because you own a similar name, got some fool trying to sell me a domain that is in pending delete at the moment.
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