Domain privacy for .co.uk

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I have just registered a .co.uk Domain Name through Yola thinking that I could pay for domain privacy. On registering I didn’t see any option for the privacy so I have emailed support@yola and I am being told that .co.uk domains are not able to have privacy on their domain unless they are a non-trading individual.

Can someone tell me if there is anything I can do to get domain privacy through Yola or can I transfer my domain elsewhere (I work from home and am not at all comfortable with my home address showing to the world)
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Justine

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Hello Jayn.

As a general rule .co.uk domains are not able to have privacy on their domain, this is administered by Nominet (the .co.uk domain registrar) and something that is beyond Yola's control.

However, Nominet has advised that they appreciated that some individuals are concerned about having their personal address published on WHOIS, and has responded to these concerns by providing non-trading individuals with an opportunity to opt out of having their domain registration details displayed on WHOIS.

If you are a non-trading individual, please let us know by mailing support@yola.com and we in turn will modify the domain name record held by Nominet on your behalf so that your address details are not displayed.

We look forward to hearing from you.
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That was a very fast reply, thank you.

I am just very confused why at least one other company provide domain privacy for consumers who register .co.uk domain names.

If you can not do it for me then can you please tell me what I do now because I can not have my home address on the w.w.w.

I am going to choose another domain name to use to sell on line so can I ask to disassociate myself from this .co.uk domain I have and let it be put back out for someone else to use or do I have to keep it for the 2 years and ask you to modify the records to say I am not trading with that name.
Thank you
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Hi Jayn,

Could you provide us with some information about the companies you are referring to? It is possible that they offer domain privacy to non-trading individuals?

Could you also let us know whether you claimed your domain through the GBBO program?
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I did a silly thing and started a new thread because I thought you wouldn't go back to this question once it was answered.

I did claim this domain through the GBBO program but I have had a reply from someone else on the other thread and I now (eventually) understand.

The other company is ukreg.com but I should imagine when you read all the small print it wont apply to me.

Thanks for your time & apologies if I was being a bit dense. I have emailed yola support directly now.
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Hi Jayn,

It's no problem at all, I completely understand your concern as I did mark my response as "Answered". :)

I received the email you sent to support@yola.com, and responded with some additional information that will hopefully answer your questions.

Please don't hesitate to post any additional questions you may have on this forum!
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Justine - you have been very helpful. Thank you very much