What is Domain Privacy?
When a domain is purchased, the details you entered are added to the domain as an administrative contact. This contact address is then available to the public to view through domain lookups. These contact details can be edited later in our domain name manager.
Domain privacy is a paid service which Rocketspark provide, it replaces your contact information on a domain name with different details. This ensures your home/business address, phone number, and email address, are shielded from spammers, identity thieves, scammers, and other undesirable people. When you enable the domain privacy service your contact information is hidden from the public eye.
Rocketspark Domain Privacy
Domain privacy cannot be applied to all domain names. The following top level domains (TLDs) can have domain privacy applied: .com, .net, .org, .info.
The cost to enable domain privacy is a non-refundable charge, but privacy can be disabled and enabled for the duration of the domain renewal period at no additional cost. The pricing for domain privacy is charged annually and prices are listed below:
New Zealand - $15NZD + GST
Australia - $15AUD
United Kingdom - £7 + VAT
.co.uk, .me.uk, .org.uk, .uk can also have Domain Privacy enabled, but only if the domain was registered with an Individual contact type. Please contact support for help to enable Domain Privacy in this scenario.
Enabling Domain Privacy on existing Rocketspark hosted domain.
Note: Domain privacy is not an option for all domains. This feature may not be available for some domains that were registered with Rocketspark prior to December 2016. Please contact support if you require privacy and this option is not available to you.
- Login to your Rocketspark dashboard.
- In Domain Names find the domain name which you would like to enable domain privacy on.
- Click the pencil icon next to the domain and navigate to the tab labelled Domain Options.
- Click Enable Domain Privacy.
- A pop-up will appear displaying the cost of this service. To accept the additional annual payment tick the checkbox and click Buy Domain Privacy.
- Domain Privacy has now been added to your domain name.
If you have previously purchased domain privacy and for some reason have disabled it you can enable it for no additional cost during the period you have paid for. To do so navigate to the area in Step 4 above, click Enable Privacy. A pop-up will be displayed showing you the period you have paid until, click Enable Domain Privacy.
Domain Privacy when registering or transferring a domain to Rocketspark.
When transferring or registering a domain with Rocketspark there is the option to purchase domain privacy (if the domain extension supports it). In both scenarios the option is available after you have entered your contact details. A checkbox will be displayed, if you would like to purchase domain privacy tick the box before proceeding.