ID Protection (also known as WHOIS PROTECTION, or WHOIS PRIVACY) is an option to keep your personal data reserved and protected against spam and identity theft.

When you register a domain name, the Whois of your domain name lists your personal information (such as Name, Company Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address) as Contact Details for that domain name. This information becomes freely available to anyone who performs a Whois lookup of your domain name.

Your personal information is, therefore, at risk from being manipulated by data miners, who can then target you via junk email, prank telephone calls, postal messages, fax messages, etc..

Using DomainRegister's ID Protection service, you may immediately put a stop to such abuse. When you enable this service for your domain name, your Contact Details in the Whois information will be replaced with specific alias contact details, thus, masking your real, personal contact details.

With ID PROTECTION enabled, will I still be the real owner of my Domain?

Yes: even if you enable ID Protection, you'll always be the real Registrant of your domain, and upon Registry you will be the only entitled to. 

For which Domains is ID PROTECTION available?

ID Protection is not available for any domain; for example, for many ccTLD is forbidden to mask the real contact data in any way.
ID Protection is available for all gTLD (.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz), for all newTLD and for few ccTLD (i.e. .tv)

How can People Contact me if ID Protection is enabled for my Domain Name?

Once you enable ID Protection for your domain name, the Contact Details in any Whois Lookup query would display alias details, but you're assured of still being contactable, even though your Contact Details are not visible in the Whois of your domain name.

  • Letters, couriers delivered at the Postal Address would not be accepted. This implies, that you will not be contactable at the address displayed in your domain name Whois.

  • Telephone callers would be advised to email you at the email address displayed in the Whois of your domain name (which is not your real one: see following point)

  • Email sent to the email address listed in the Whois, will get a response specifying an unbranded URL, which needs to be visited by this person. Upon visiting this URL, they would be able to mention their query in a secure form, while specifying the type of Contact (Registrant, Administrative, Technical, Billing) they wish to email. The contents of the submitted form will then be emailed to the selected Contact's (Registrant, Administrative, Technical or Billing) email address, as specified in your real Contact Data.
    This way, any spammer will be filtered, and you will get the emil from every lecit sender; you'll know the email address of the sender, but the sender will not know your real email address. 

How does appear contact data for a Domain with ID PROTECTION ?

Contact data will appear as follow:


Domain Name: **************
Registry Domain ID: 19217639902811_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.publicdomainregistry.com
Registrar URL: www.publicdomainregistry.com
Updated Date: 2015-06-21T02:25:22Z
Creation Date: 2015-04-21T11:10:34Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-04-21T11:10:34Z
Registrar: PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com
Registrar IANA ID: 303
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Registrant Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the 
domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator  
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +45.36946676
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: 
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: contact@privacyprotect.org

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