You decide which of your details others can see.
Domain Privacy keeps your private address, phone number and e-mail address under lock and key.
Domain Privacy fends off annoying domain spam.
Hostpoint’s data protection service protects your data against abuse by criminals.
Your domain is better protected against loss if your owner details are not publicly disclosed.
Concealing the domain owner’s details prevents stalkers who want to bother you via your website or e-mail.
We pass on any legitimate inquiries regarding your domain to you.
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:
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:
As a Swiss domain registry, we can ensure that your private address data is not transferred to domain administrators or other third parties.
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.
How to add Domain Privacy to a domain hosted by Hostpoint:
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.
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.
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.
A list of the TLDs that support Domain Privacy can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
For more information about Swiss Domain Trustee AG, please visit www.swissdomaintrustee.ch.
Yes, Domain Privacy works with free domain-validated SSL certificates.
Unfortunately not. OV/EV certificates always require the disclosure of the website operator’s identity.
Yes, any correspondence sent to the e-mail address of the neutral proxy is forwarded by us to you.