This Privacy Policy explains what information and its related entities collect about its users, what we do with that information and how we handle the content you place in our products and services.

Scope of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the information that we obtain through your use of services via a Device or when you otherwise interact with OpenNIC’s official web services. services include our:

  • Websites ( and subdomains *,

but does not include:

  • Products or services for which a separate privacy policy is provided.
  • Third Party Products. These are third party products or services that you may discover on our website or other official services, such as OpenNIC DNS servers listed on the official Servers page. You should always review the policies of third party products and services to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they collect and use your information.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how’s visitors use its website and related services. From time to time, may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

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Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to’s websites choose to interact with in ways that require to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our membership services to provide a username and email address. In each case, collects such information only as in necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

If you are a registered user of an mailing list, may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with and our organization. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Aggregated Statistics may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites, and may reveal generalized statistics related to a variety of our services.

We are currently releasing non-personally-identifying information to the public at


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of website, and their website access preferences. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in’s sole discretion. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Us

OpenNIC is a community run effort. Official queries should be addressed to the discuss Mailing List, as detailed on the Wiki. Informal queries can also be sent to our IRC channel.

For comments, questions, or issues with this site specifically, or this privacy policy, please open an issue on GitHub.