Technical and privacy enquiries

What are proxy services and why are they used?

Proxy services are offered to conceal the contact details of the domain name holder for various reasons. One of the reasons to use a proxy service would be to ensure privacy: some holders do not want their private data to be shown on the web-based WHOIS.

At EURid, we automatically minimise the amount of personal data of individuals available on the web-based WHOIS. It is limited to their email address and language, which is 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 as a private person and you wish for your (personal) email address not to be visible on the web-based WHOIS, you may request that your registrar updates your registration data by providing an alternative, functioning email address.

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