Whois Privacy

Gandi’s privacy service is a free and automatic service which anonymizes some personal details in the contact information listed publicly for your domain.

Hidden WHOIS Data

This option, activated by default, hides your personal data in Gandi’s public WHOIS database. Due to internet regulations, your state, country, anonymized email address (see below), and company name (where applicable) will still be visible. All other information will display “redacted for privacy”.

By deactivating this option, you expressly consent to the publication of your personal data in the public WHOIS database. You can withdraw your consent at any time by reactivating the hidden WHOIS data option. The following steps explain how to deactivate or reactivate Whois Privacy on your account:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click “Domain” to see a list of your domains.
  3. Click on the domain you wish to edit.
  4. Click on the “Domain contacts” tab.
  5. Click on “Edit” under the contact you wish to manage.
  6. Scroll down until you see “Whois privacy.”
  7. Click on the toggle button beneath “Whois privacy.” When activated, a white check mark will appear. When deactivated, there will be no check mark.
  8. Click “Save” on the bottom of the page.

This option does not apply to the following extensions, where your personal data is protected at the registry level. For these extensions Gandi displays the WHOIS information as provided by the registry. In this case, should you want your personal data to be publicly available, please contact our customer support team.

Extensions for which Gandi displays the WHOIS information as provided by the registry:

.ae.org, .af, .at, .at, .be, .br.com, .cn.com, .co.com, .com.de, .cx, .de, .de.com, .eu, .eu.com, .fm, .fr, .gb.net, .gd, .gr.com, .gs, .gy, .hn, .ht, .hu.net, .ie, .in.net, .jpn.com, .jp.net, .ki, .kn, .la, .lt, .lv, .ms, .nf, .no, .nu, .nz, .pl, .pm, .pt, .pw, .radio.am, .radio.fm, .re, .ro, .ru, .ru.com, .sa.com, .sb, .se, .se.net, .sk, .tf, .tl, .uk, .uk.com, .uk.net, .us.com, .us.org, .vg, .wf, .yt, .za.com

Anonymized Email Address

This option, activated by default, replaces your email address in both the public WHOIS database and at the registry (where possible) with an anonymized email address in the form of “xxxxxxxxx@contact.gandi.net”. This anonymized email address will forward any mail to the email address you provided when you registered the domain.

By deactivating this option (by toggling the setting on the domain contact “edit” page for the contact in question), your real email address will be stored in the registry’s database. If you want your real email address to be published in the public WHOIS database, you must also deactivate the hidden WHOIS data option.

By deactivating this option, your real email address will be stored in the registry’s database. You can withdraw your consent at any time by reactivating the anonymized email option. If you want your real email address to be published in the public WHOIS database, you must also deactivate the hidden WHOIS option as described in the previous section. The following steps explain how to deactivate or reactivate the anonymized email on your account:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click “Domain” to see a list of your domains.
  3. Click on the domain you wish to edit.
  4. Click on the “Domain contacts” tab.
  5. Click on “Edit” under the contact you wish to manage.
  6. Scroll down until you see “Whois privacy.”
  7. Click on the toggle button beneath “Whois privacy.” When activated, a white check mark will appear. When deactivated, there will be no check mark.
  8. Click “Save” on the bottom of the page.

Extensions which do not support the anonymized email address option:

.ai, .ar, .au, .be, .bo, .br, .brussels, .bs, .cl, .cr, .cu, .dk, .do, .ec, .fr (for individuals), .gt, .homes, .ie, .jm, .kn, .ni, .pa, .ph, .pt, .py, .sv, .tt, .uk, .uy, .ve, .vi, .vlaanderen, .xxx