The .UK WHOIS does not show a registrant’s details unless they have given consent to publication. We provide registration data to third parties with legitimate reasons, such as enforcement of legal rights or use of our Dispute Resolution Service.
To obtain non-public data you must submit a Data Release Request and provide us with both your details (which will be disclosed to the data subject), and the reasons you believe you have the right to access non-public data. Please send this to [email protected]
Examples of legitimate requests are (non-exhaustive):
- A trade mark holder wants to identify the registrant of a domain name so they can be included in a Dispute Resolution Service complaint.
- Solicitors acting for a party that is trying to enforce their Intellectual Property rights.
- A law enforcement agency requesting the data on a domain name.
We release personal data relating to .UK domain registration to third parties only for the reasons set out in condition 8 of the terms and conditions of registration;
We do not release your data to external third parties for the purposes of direct marketing, or the promotion of offers or services to you.
Telling you when we give information to third parties
From 1st March 2016 where data about a registration, in excess of that available by inspection of the WHOIS, is passed by Nominet to a third party, then Nominet shall inform the registrant and registrar by email of the identity of the third party and the information passed to that third party. This shall not apply:
- where the passing of such information is prohibited by law, or
- where it has been, prior to the passing of such information, shown by the third party, to Nominet’s reasonable satisfaction, that there is a very substantial likelihood that the rights of others will be damaged by disclosing the fact that such information has been passed, or that law enforcement would be prejudiced.