Having just spoke to a mate of mine who owns a .co.uk domain name, he's used a privacy service to hide his information because he thought that was the only option. He's an incredibly smart guy so I thought I'd have a look and try to understand why he was of that opinion and it didn't take me long to realise why. Using 123-reg as an example because that is where his domain is registered (sure others are the same), the page on privacy suggests that all domains show full name, address, telephone number and email address in the whois data unless using their service (which might be the case for some extensions): https://www.123-reg.co.uk/domain-names/whois-privacy.shtml What they fail to mention at any point is that you can opt out of all this data (except name) if your .co.uk is registered to a private individual. It is amazing how far these companies will go to sell services that aren't necessarily needed. Even more ironic when the banner on the same page states "our prices are transparent as we are"!!!