What is Privacy.Link™?

There is a public database of domain registrations called the WHOIS, which is accessible by anyone, anywhere in the world. Most registrars provide access to the WHOIS database and Uniregistry's is available at uniregistry.com/whois.  There are also several third party WHOIS services available.

When you register a domain we collect your name, phone number, mailing address, and email for the registration in accordance with industry regulations, which proves you are the owner of the domain.

By default we will not publish your personal contact information in the WHOIS.

However, you will always be able to opt-out of privacy protection if you wish to publish all of your registrant data in the WHOIS database. 

Alternatively, you may opt-in to our free proxy registrant data service called *Privacy.Link™. When enabled, Uniregistry will replace your real registrant credentials with our proxy data in the WHOIS and assign a unique Privacy.Link email address which will automatically forward messages to your real email address** so people trying to contact you can still do so. 

  • *Excludes certain domain extensions due to registry restrictions.
  • **It’s a good idea to whitelist Uniregistry.com with your email host to ensure forwarding messages are not being rejected by your mail server.

 

The option you choose determines what information is published in the WHOIS database:

  • Default Privacy will remove your personal data from the WHOIS.
  • Extra Privacy with Privacy.Link will replace your personal data with Uniregistry proxy credentials.
  • Privacy Disabled will publish your real registrant data in the WHOIS.

 

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Will Privacy.Link™ mask all the public records of my domain name ownership?

When Privacy.Link™ is enabled for domains at Uniregistry, your real registrant information is replaced by a Privacy.Link™ record in the WHOIS.  Cached data, however, may still be displayed in some browsers and there are many services which offer historical snapshots of WHOIS data information. As with almost all data on the internet, there can never be a 100% assurance that previously published data is no longer accessible.

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