International rules require that valid contact information "known as Whois" is available for every domain name. ID Protection cloaks your identity and provides proxy contact information in the Whois.
ID Protection 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.
How does ID Protect work?
Shielding your private information
Your private contact information is not exposed. It is held in confidentiality and protected by the Domain Privacy Protection Service. Their contact information is displayed to provide you with the highest level of protection against spammers and identity theft.
Dynamic eMail System which stops spammers dead in their tracks
Without Privacy ID, spammers can obtain your email address from harvesting 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. Due to the dynamic email system, the visible email address is constantly changing, so while it is being harvested and redistributed, it will change and the previous address will no longer work for the spammer. The Domain Privacy Protection Service secures and maintains your real email address on file so you receive important information regarding your domain.
Offering your complete control
You retain full legal ownership and control over your domain name. You can sell, renew, transfer and change settings to your domain name just the same as before. Your domain control panel provides you real-time access to easily manage your domain name.
What if I need to prove ownership of a domain?
You have the ability to temporarily disable the ID Protect service through your domain control panel. Turn off the service and then ask the verifying party to confirm whois registration details. Once complete, you may turn the ID Protect service back on through your domain control panel.
What if someone sends something to the mailing address?
For communications received which does not appear to be unsolicited commercial mail, the Domain Privacy Protection Service may either forward such communication to you or may attempt to communicate to you a scanned copy of a page of the communication. The Service may elect to not forward to you communications which appear to be unsolicited, or communications which appear to be from your having used the IDP Services as a general mail forwarding service.