Domain Privacy

You decide which of your details others can see.

Get one free year of Domain Privacy For all transfers to Hostpoint!
What data protection with Domain Privacy has to offer

The Domain Privacy service protects your private address details

SHOW MY DATA
WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU IS VISIBLE TO OTHERS?

Public details without
Domain Privacy

Domain data example for .ch / .li

Public details with
Domain Privacy

Domain data example for .ch / .li
VISIBLE TO ALL!
WHOIS result
Domain:
hochberger.ch
Address:
Michael Hochberger
Dorfstrasse 23
CH-8000 Zürich
Switzerland
Additional data passed on to domain administrators:
—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––---
E-mail:
michael@­hochberger.ch
Tel:
+41 12 345 67 89
UNSECURED:
Your personal data is not secure.
A NEUTRAL PROXY
WHOIS result
Domain:
hochberger.ch
Address:
Swiss Domain Trustee AG
Neue Jonastrasse 60
CH-8640 Rapperswil-Jona
Switzerland
Additional data passed on to domain administrators:
—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––---
E-mail:
info@­swissdomaintrustee.ch
Tel:
0844 04 04 04
SECURE:
Your personal data is protected.
  • Your details will be passed on to domain administrators
  • Owner information is publicly available
  • Stalkers can view your private information
  • You can be contacted by whoever
  • None of your data is passed on to domain administrators and third parties
  • WHOIS domain data protection
  • Protection against data misuse
  • Stalker protection
Without Domain Privacy, the registration details, such as the owner's full name and address, are publicly available via a WHOIS query. Owners run the risk of their domain becoming a target for misuse.
Domain Privacy offers the customer a proxy, Swiss Domain Trustee AG, for their listing in the domain registry. This way, third parties cannot access personal information about the owner. There are no restrictions for SDT customers. For legitimate inquiries, they can always be reached via Swiss Domain Trustee.
With international domain names in particular, changes can be introduced at any time that may alter the extent to which private address data is disclosed, as well as who has access to undisclosed details. With Domain Privacy activated, you can prevent this risk because your private data isn’t sent to domain administrators in the first place, nor is it visible to third parties.

Enjoy these benefits with Domain Privacy

  • WHOIS protection

    WHOIS protection

    Domain Privacy keeps your private address, phone number and e-mail address under lock and key.

  • Domain spam guard

    Domain spam guard

    Domain Privacy fends off annoying domain spam.

  • Protects your data against abuse

    Protects your data against abuse

    Hostpoint’s data protection service protects your data against abuse by criminals.

  • Protection against domain loss

    Protection against domain loss

    Your domain is better protected against loss if your owner details are not publicly disclosed.

  • Protection against stalkers

    Protection against stalkers

    Concealing the domain owner’s details prevents stalkers who want to bother you via your website or e-mail.

  • Correspondence service

    Correspondence service

    We pass on any legitimate inquiries regarding your domain to you.

Effective protection and service
with Domain Privacy

The security concept

Private information about domain owners can be seen in the public WHOIS directories by anyone. This information may help an attacker to gain access to your online accounts. Domain Privacy keeps your personal data under lock and key to protect you from criminal activity.

The Domain Privacy protects you against:

  • Spammers and e-mail scammers
  • Domain and identity thieves
  • Stalkers and extortionists
  • Hackers

Correspondence service

Our employees review any correspondence received to ensure that you can still be reached regarding important matters even if you use Domain Privacy. Criminal attempts at contacting you are blocked. Legitimate inquiries are discreetly forwarded. For example:

  • Inquiries from official authorities
  • Legitimate inquiries with domain purchase offers
  • Inquiries from other reputable interested parties, such as media professionals, entrepreneurs, etc.
David wants to purchase Wilma’s domain.
Domain Privacy defends against criminal contact attempts.
Domain Privacy passes on any legitimate inquiries.
Wilma is glad to receive David’s offer and can get in touch with him directly.

Ownership data is
handled differently depending on the domain

As a Swiss domain registry, we can ensure that your private address data is not transferred to domain administrators or other third parties.

How data is currently handled for the domains: .com / .net / .cc / .tv
Without Domain Privacy, the following data is passed on to foreign domain administrators:
Without Domain Privacy, the following data is currently published in publicly accessible WHOIS directories:
With Domain Privacy, your data is not passed on to international domain administrators but, instead, remains in Switzerland. The following data is published in WHOIS directories:
Data passed on to domain administration
—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––---
michael-hochberger.com
Michael Hochberger
Dorfstrasse 23
CH-8045 Wiedikon
Switzerland
michael@­michael-hochberger.com
+41 79 111 11 11
UNSECURED: Your personal data is not secure.
WHOIS result
michael-hochberger.com
8045 Wiedikon
Zurich
Switzerland
UNSECURED: Your personal data is not secure.
WHOIS result
michael-hochberger.com
Swiss Domain Trustee AG
Neue Jonastrasse 60
CH­-8640 Rapperswil­-Jona
Switzerland
info@­swissdomaintrustee.ch
0844 04 04 04
SECURE: Your personal data is protected.
Example with .com: The amount of data that is published in WHOIS directories varies from domain to domain.
How data is currently handled for .biz / .info / .org as well as other TLDs that support Domain Privacy
Without Domain Privacy, the following data is passed on to foreign domain administrators:
Without Domain Privacy, the following data is currently published in publicly accessible WHOIS directories:
With Domain Privacy, your data is not passed on to international domain administrators but, instead, remains in Switzerland. The following data is published in WHOIS directories:
Data passed on to domain administration
—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––---
michael-hochberger.biz
Michael Hochberger
Dorfstrasse 23
CH-8045 Wiedikon
Switzerland
michael@­michael-hochberger.com
+41 79 111 11 11
UNSECURED: Your personal data is not secure.
WHOIS result
michael-hochberger.biz
Dorfstrasse 25
8045 Wiedikon
Switzerland
UNSECURED: Your personal data is not secure.
Data passed on to domain administration
—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––---
michael-hochberger.biz
Swiss Domain Trustee AG
Neue Jonastrasse 60
CH­-8640 Rapperswil­-Jona
Switzerland
info@­swissdomaintrustee.ch
0844 04 04 04
SECURE: Your personal data is protected.
Example with .biz: The amount of data that is published in WHOIS directories varies from domain to domain. What’s more, every domain administrator reserves the right to change the amount of published data at any time.
How data is currently handled for the domains: .ch and .li

Domain Shield – the offer

ONE YEAR FREE OF CHARGE
For all domain transfers to Hostpoint.

Domain Shield

The all-in-one domain protection includes:
Domain Privacy
  • Your personal data is not passed on to domain administrators or other third parties
  • WHOIS domain data protection
  • We forward legitimate queries to you straight away (correspondence service)
Domain Guard

Domain Guard provides effective protection for your domain names against unauthorized or unintentional changes. Authorized persons designated by you must approve any domain changes before they can be implemented.

  • Protection against misuse
  • Protection against internal errors
  • Protection against unintentional changes
Starting at CHF 12.– / year
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Domain Shield

How to activate Domain Shield
Purchase or transfer domain
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Hostpoint customers

How to add Domain Privacy to a domain hosted by Hostpoint:

  • 1. Log into the Hostpoint Control panel.
  • 2. Navigate to your domains.
  • 3. In the domain list, click on DOMAIN SHIELD
  • 4. You will then be guided through the activation process.
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Domain Privacy – FAQs

What is the purpose of Domain Privacy?

Domain Privacy is a product from Hostpoint that allows you, the domain owner, to protect your personal data. The personal address details of the domain owner include the company, first name, last name and address as well as e-mail address and phone number in most cases. This information is normally publicly accessible via what are known as WHOIS servers. This means that anybody can find out the owner of a certain domain. Dubious address brokers, spammers, telemarketing companies and scammers are increasingly exploiting these servers for their own purposes.

Domain Privacy helps to protect your personal data against abuse. The address details of a so-called trustee service – a neutral party – are displayed in place of your address details. Your details are kept completely private.

You remain the legal owner of the domain along with all of the attendant rights and duties. Any correspondence sent to the e-mail address of the neutral party is then forwarded by us to you.

What customer data is protected by Domain Privacy?

Domain Privacy keeps your data completely private, replacing it with the details of a neutral proxy. This includes the last name, first name, organization, address, e-mail address and telephone number.

How much does Domain Privacy cost?

Domain Privacy costs CHF 12 per year for .ch domains, or CHF 15.00 per year for all other international domain names that are eligible for Domain Privacy.

What domain endings are eligible for Domain Privacy?

A list of the TLDs that support Domain Privacy can be found here.

Why isn’t Domain Privacy available for all domains?

The registry of the respective top-level domain decides whether or not to allow Domain Privacy. For some top-level domains, it is also required that the company be located in the respective country. We only meet this requirement for certain countries.

How and where can I get Domain Privacy?

The Domain Privacy services can be purchased when registering a new domain or when you transfer a domain to Hostpoint through our online shop.

You can also purchase Domain Privacy at any time later in the Control Panel, under Domains → Domain Privacy.

How do I cancel Domain Privacy?

Hostpoint ID

You can cancel Domain Privacy in the Hostpoint Control Panel, under Domains → Edit or Admin → Overview Finances → Cancel Contracts. You can also cancel a contract immediately, but any fees that you have paid will not be refunded.

By mail or fax

You can also cancel Domain Privacy by sending a written letter by mail or fax (signature of the owner required). You can also cancel a contract immediately, but any fees that you have paid will not be refunded.

Who is Swiss Domain Trustee AG?

For more information about Swiss Domain Trustee AG, please visit www.swissdomaintrustee.ch.

Does Domain Privacy work with domain-validated free SSL certificates?

Yes, Domain Privacy works with free domain-validated SSL certificates.

Does Domain Privacy work with OV/EV-validated certificates?

Unfortunately not. OV/EV certificates always require the disclosure of the website operator’s identity.

Will I receive correspondence sent to the privacy proxy?

Yes, any correspondence sent to the e-mail address of the neutral proxy is forwarded by us to you.

 

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