Private Domain Registration

Gandi offers private WHOIS registration featuring obfuscation of your street address, email, and phone/fax numbers, as well as anti-spam obfuscation of your email address with the goal of protecting you against malicious activities on the Internet like spamming.

Please note that:

In order for private WHOIS registration to be activated, transfer protection needs to be activated for the domain in question (that is, the domain needs to be locked). It is activated per domain contact of the domain (it is a setting of each domain contact), not on the domain itself.

This is activated by default for domain creations and transfers for all applicable domains.

Use of this service is free and can be activated/deactivated from the Domain Contact page of the domain name in question, and by clicking on “Edit” for the contact with the whois information you want to hide/reveal.

The use of this service does not in any way absolve you from the requirement to provide complete and accurate identification information. Each individual registry is entitled to audit the data we provide regarding your registration, and it is very important to note that if invalid or inaccurate information is found, your domain can be blocked or even deleted.

It's also important to note that private WHOIS registration is not a domiciliation service, so the address we provide in the WHOIS cannot be legally used as your address, nor is private WHOIS registration a data anonymization service, since the registry may still make your personal data available upon request.

Likewise, our this service is not a forwarding service and documents addressed to you using the physical address published under this service will not be forwarded to you.

These changes will be immediately visible in the Gandi WHOIS and in all WHOIS queries after the change propagates. If you don't see the change take effect on Gandi's WHOIS after activation, please contact our Customer Care team. In certain situations a manual intervention is necessary.