FAQ - Legal

You must contact the Danish National Register of Persons (Folkeregistret) and apply for name and address protection in the register of persons. Once you have name and address protection, you will also be anonymous in the whois database.

Read more about name and address protection at borger.dk

Registrant

When you purchase a .dk domain name, you become the registrant of the domain name. You have entered into an agreement with DK Hostmaster and you therefore have the right to use the domain name.

As long as you pay your domain fee in time, you retain the right to use the domain name.

As the registrant, you can make all changes regarding the domain name in our online self-service portal.

Proxy

The registrant can authorise another person or company to manage the domain name. This role is called proxy; the person or company assigned as proxy will be assigned a separate user ID.

Some actions initiated by a proxy must be approved by the registrant before they are carried out. This includes transfer and deletion of a domain name.

Billing contact

The registrant can assign another person or company as responsible for payment for the domain name. This role is called billing contact; the person or company assigned as billing contact will receive a separate user ID.

The only action the billing contact is authorised to perform is to pay for the domain name.

                                                                                                                                             

Domain names can by principal not be owned by anyone. Domain names ending in .dk are seen as a public resource.

Therefore, when you register a domain name, you do not own the domain name. But as long as you pay your domain fee of DKK 50 annually, you retain the right to use the domain name.

In the event of non-compliance with the agreement with DK Hostmaster, we can suspend your domain name and ultimately delete your registration, after which time others will be able to register the name.

If you do not pay the domain fee for your domain name (DKK 50 per year), we will suspend the domain name.

This means that your website or e-mail address will not work because we have taken it out of the .dk zone.

You can easily get your website or e-mail address up and working again by restoring the domain name in our online self-service portal. The restoration fee is DKK 125 per domain name.

A domain name can be suspended for three months. If it is not restored within three months, we delete the registration of the domain name.

Read more about suspension

No. The GDPR requires that a data processing agreement be concluded between a data controller and its data processor(s). DK Hostmaster, however, is not a data processor for registrants, but a data controller.

A data controller determines the purpose of the processing of personal data - and the means used for the processing.

A data processor processes personal data on behalf of - and under instructions from - the data controller.

The roles are described in detail in the Danish Data Protection Agency's general guidance on the personal data regulation and in more detail in a specific guide on the subject. The documents are in Danish.

DK Hostmaster processes registrants' personal data, but DK Hostmaster also determines the purpose of the processing (primarily establishment and maintenance of the customer relationship) and the means of processing (DK Hostmaster's IT systems). Thus, DK Hostmaster is the data controller for its registrant's personal data, and therefore the legislation does not require a data processing agreement.

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