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Is it possible to apply for a domain anonymously?

It is not possible to register a domain with us anonymously. In the public WHOIS-records the owner of the domain and contact details will generally be visible.

Using anonymous information for the WHOIS-data of a domain has direct consequences for the legal ownership of the domain name. Because of this we do not offer anonymous domain names. Using anonymous information for the Whois-data can lead to complex problems when you need to reactivate a domain from the redemption period. A domain name can only be reactivated by the legal owner of the domainname as mentioned in the WHOIS-data. If you use anonymous information for this data then it is not possible to reactivate the domain name.

Please be aware that not all tld's will show the same amount of contact information in the WHOIS-data of the domainname. You can consider this when making a choice which TLD is most suitable for your needs. For example with .nl domains only the name of the owner of the domain name and the e-mail address are shown if the owner is a company. If the owner is a private person then only the e-mail address of the administrative contact of the domain are shown and nothing else. For more information about this you can visit SIDN.nl.

With .EU and .BE domains other rules apply. With these tld's the full contact information of the owner is only shown if the owner is a company. If the owner is a private person then due to privacy laws the contact information is not shown by EURid and DNS.be; in that case they only show the e-mail adress as well as the preferred language of the owner of the domainname. EURid does show the full information for the on-site contact of the domainname.

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