Privacy Service Framework

In response to the increasing desire for privacy online, we provide registrars with framework to offer privacy services for .UK domains. Registrars are able to provide Nominet with the correct registrant details without that information being published. The framework is available free of charge to our registrars on an optional basis. Registrars opting to use the functionality will need to:

  • Provide contact details of their privacy service, which will be validated by Nominet and published in the WHOIS;
  • Act as an address for service for the registrant; and
  • Respond to or pass on abuse complaints from third parties to the registrant.

Nominet will make registrant contact information available to third parties such as law enforcement and intellectual property investigators on request, under our disclosure policy, but the registrar will be notified if data is to be released.

Guide to the privacy services framework and how to implement it

The EPP testbed is available and signing up to the framework can be done within Online Services.

Refer to our documentation for EPP Commands for further instructions.

If you have any questions please contact our customer services team.