Technical and privacy enquiries

What are proxy services and why are they used?

Proxy services are offered to conceal the contact details of a domain name holder for a variety of reasons. One such reason is privacy considerations: some users do not wish for their private data to be displayed on the web-based WHOIS. At EURid, we automatically minimize the amount of personal data available on the web-based WHOIS, limiting visible information to email address and language, which are required in order to be able to contact the domain holder. For legal entities holding a domain name, additional information is displayed.

If you have registered a .eu domain name and wish for your email address not to be visible on the web-based WHOIS, you may provide your registrar with an additional, functioning email address, which will be displayed in the web-based WHOIS instead of the current address. You will be able to verify your both email addresses on your ‘My .eu’ account.

If you have any questions about the processing of personal data, please consult our WHOIS Policy and our Privacy Policy or contact us via [email protected].