Registry settings

This section allows you to check and alter the registry specific settings for your domain. You need to use this facility with care as altering certain registry settings may cause your domain to malfunction.

UK Domains

UK domains (co.uk, org.uk etc.,) have a simpler registry than most other domains. You can change the Delegation (nameservers) to keep your domain with us and host it elsewhere (note you can also use the DNS Editor to host your website and/or email elsewhere also) or transfer control away using the Change tag option.

UK Domain WHOIS Opt-Out

If you have a UK domain and you are a UK Individual using the domain for non commercial use then you can use the WHOIS opt-out facility. Simply edit the Registration contact details and set the Reg. type to ‘UK Individual’ then save these settings. You should now be able to activate the WHOIS opt-out.


gTLD Domains

Most other domains held with us will have a similiar format to the one below. You still have owner details but also a admin contact which is really only used for transfer and will generally be your own details again. You can change the Delegation (nameservers) to keep your domain with us and host it elsewhere (note you can also use the DNS Editor to host your website and/or email elsewhere also) or transfer away if you prefer.

gTLD Domain WHOIS Opt-Out

If you have a gTLD domain you can now use the WHOIS opt-out facility. Simply find the section in the registry settings for My Private registration WHOIS Opt Out and click the link. Then follow the onscreen instructions.

Registry interface unavailable

The main reason you will see this is on domains we do not manage. This means we have no control of the domain renewals and the nameservers – contact your current domain registrar for help of this. You can also see this when a domain has expired so check the WHOIS to make sure the domain is still active. Occassionally this may also come up if their is a problem at the registry – if this happens then just try back in an hour or so. These issues are normally seen and corrected quickly.