Domain ID protection (also known as whois privacy) cloaks your personal or company details from the publicly accessible whois database.
When you registered a domain you are required to provide accurate contact details which must be verified, these contact detail are then stored in a publicly accessible database called the ‘whois database’. Unfortunately hackers, spammers and fraudsters have been known to use this information to target domain holders.
Domain ID protects you from this by acting as a proxy, the detail listed in the whois database rather than being your own are that of our proxy services, for example:
ACME Widgets LTD
Protected, Domain ID enabled (Details may differ from below):
Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.
PO Box 639
Kirkland, WA 98083
You still retain full ownership of your domain and can continue to use it as normal.
Which TLDs allow ID Protect?
Domain ID Protection can be used with .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name, .tv, .cc and .me
How do I get it?
You can add ID Protection at the time of registering your domain name.