Domain Name ID Protect
Make your domain registrations private
Did you know that your name, email, and phone number are made publicly available within the WhoIs database when you register any domain name?
Any spammers, solicitors and other prying eyes can find your personal information online, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Note: You can purchase ID Protect during domain name checkout or contact sales and they will be glad to add this any existing domain name.
Dynamic data management system stops spammers dead in their tracks.
Without ID Protect, spammers can obtain your email and contact information and then use it for spamming purposes and redistribution to marketing firms. Your email address can stay on file with various spammers and marketing firms for years.
Check out the difference between an unprotected and protected domain registration.
What is ID Protect?
International rules require that valid contact information—known as Whois—is available for every domain name. ID Protect cloaks your identity and provides proxy contact information in the Whois. ID Protect also reduces spam. In your cloaked Whois information, we provide a proxy email address that changes several times a year. We forward email sent to the proxy address, but when the proxy address changes, spam sent to the old address bounces.
Why is my personal information available when I purchase a domain name?
International rules require that valid contact information be provided for all domain names, and that it be accessible worldwide. ID Protect provides valid contact information that satisfies the international requirements without exposing your personal contact information to worldwide scrutiny.
What personal information is displayed in domain name Whois, and how do people find it?Domain name Whois displays name, address, and email address. Anyone anywhere can search the Whois database through any search engine and many other web sites.ID Protect provides proxy information instead of your personal contact information. Parties who want to contact you use the proxy information, and we forward to you.
How does ID Protect help reduce spam?
Domain name Whois is a principal source of email addresses for spammers. If your domain name has ID Protect, we change the Whois email address several times a year. Spammers harvest and use one Whois email address, but once we change it that source of spam is cut off.
Can I add ID Protect to a domain name that is registered elsewhere?
No. The domain must be registered with us in order to use ID Protect.
Which TLDs allow ID Protect?
ID Protect can be purchased for the following TLDs: com, net, org, biz, info, name, tv, cc, me
Why can’t I use ID Protect with my .us name?
The .us Registry requires that .us domain names have actual identity and contact information, rather than forwarding information.