I have a domain which I have registered in my own name and address. Is there anyway that I can make this private?
I am currently using GoDaddy. I have seen 123-reg offer a private registration when you register a new domain.
Here is the GoDaddy help page about adding private registration. It states:
Private Registration is available for many domain name extensions. However, some registries do not allow it. If the registry does not allow privacy, the Privacy tab is not available in the domain name's Upgrade section of the Domain Manager.
If the option is not in the upgrade section, then GoDaddy does not offer private registration for
Here is an article that says there was a recent policy change.
.co.uk registrations can no longer be private for businesses, only for individuals using the domains for non-commercial purposes.
Nominet is the company that owns the
.co.uk TLD. Their website states:
...if you are the registrant and a non-trading individual, you can log into your Nominet online account and select the opt-out [of whois] button on the Account Summary page.
So even if GoDaddy doesn't offer private registration, it appears that you can remove your details from whois through Nominet.