Use Realtime Register’s GDPR compliant Privacy Protect service to ensure that your customers’ privacy remains fully protected. Go from personal data published in WHOIS results, to privacy by default. Offer your customers protection against spam and unwanted emails and offerings. Please note that not all TLDs support privacy settings. A complete up-to-date list of supported TLDs can be found in the GDPR matrix.
Note: Realtime Register is committed to privacy. Therefore, our Privacy Protect service is including Privacy Proxy service and is free of charge. If our reseller is monetizing this service, our free offer does not apply. In that case, please talk to our support heroes.
Your customers trust you with their data. By using our WHOIS privacy services, you can offer your customers privacy by default, and be fully GDPR compliant (and comply with another 100 data protection laws worldwide).
Privacy by default
Free of charge!
We offer our WHOIS Privacy Protect Services free of charge, on top of our GDPR, Redacted WHOIS Service. Further on this page, you read more about the differences between Privacy Protect and Privacy Proxy Services. To make it easier to interpret, we have added examples of a WHOIS output. Here, you can easily see all the differences between the different Privacy services and how Realtime Register is processing data.
Examples of the three different types of WHOIS output:
Industry Default / Open WHOIS: Redacted WHOIS: Realtime Register Privacy Protect:
This is the service which, in many cases, is offered by our colleague registrars. Sometimes a markup is charged, the service is mostly free of charge. With WHOIS Redacted for Privacy Service, the registrant information in the WHOIS is redacted. Witch means that regular people checking the WHOIS information, will not see the person that registered the domain name, not the address and not the phone number. Depending on the TLD, they might still see the company name, province/state and country. For GDPR, setting privacy protect would be sufficient. However, not all TLDs support privacy settings, meaning there is still a change to violate GDPR article 44. A complete up-to-date list of supported TLDs can be found in the GDPR matrix.
Watch out! While using this service, registrant information will still be sent to the registry. As you know, in many cases these registries are located outside Europe, mostly in the USA. This means the registry has access to your information and official authorities (such as the FBI and other Law Enforcement Authorities (LEAs)) can demand the registrant information from them. In other words, the privacy of the registrants is still not safe.
With our Privacy Protect Service (including Privacy Proxy), we will NEVER send registrant information to the registries. Instead, all domain registrations will be done on a white labeled name, mydomainprovider.com, with the contact details of Realtime Register. Any request from authorities will be automatically forwarded by the Realtime Register platform to the registrant. We will never share or expose any registrant information, unless we are forced to do so by the applicable law enforcement.