Apply privacy to my domain name?
You can apply privacy to the visible data in your domain name registration. This protects your personal information in the .nz domain namespace. Find out how.
Step 1: Is your domain name being used for significant trade? If it is not, consider adding privacy.
Only .nz domain names registered to individuals can opt to have the Individual Registrant Privacy Option (IRPO). If you are an individual not involved in significant trade, we recommend that you think about adding this feature.
With IRPO, your physical address and telephone number will be withheld from being publicly displayed as part of your WHOIS registration.
Following 1 November, your registrant email address will also not be published, and registrants will be able to contact you via a message delivery form.
It's important to note that with IRPO applied, the registrant's name, country and email address will still be visible on the registration record.
Your personal information is held securely by the Domain Name Commission and InternetNZ. Together, we run and manage the .nz domain namespace with the privacy option. With IRPO applied, your details are restricted from being publicly available.
Step 2: Contact your registrar/domain name provider and request privacy.
If using IRPO is suitable for you, contact your registrar/domain name provider. They can apply IRPO to your domain name. When you do this, check that your registration details are up to date. This is important because some of these details will be hidden when privacy is applied.
Step 3: Check that privacy is applied.
Your registrar/domain name provider will let you know how long applying privacy will take. After that time has passed, check your public WHOIS registration to ensure that your personal information is private. You can do this by searching for your domain name.