What are proxy services and why are they used?

Learn about EURid’s data processing procedures, the WHOIS lookup facility, the use of proxy services, IDNs, and gain understanding of homoglyph bundling.

Proxy services conceal the contact details of a domain name holder, and are offered for a variety of reasons. One such reason is privacy: some users do not wish for their private data to be displayed on the web-based WHOIS. At EURid, we automatically minimise 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. Additional information is displayed for legal entities holding a domain name.

If you have registered a domain name under .eu (or its variants in other scripts) 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 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 at [email protected].

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