Due to new privacy laws around the world, domain contact data is redacted and replaced with placeholder information by default to protect against the exposure of personal information. Whois Publicity lets registrants choose to publish their real contact information in the public Whois record.
Some domain owners, including domain investors and online business owners, want their contact information to be visible on their domain’s public Whois record. Whois Publicity can help demonstrate ownership of a domain or indicate that it is available for sale.
Note: Whois Publicity is available for gTLD’s only.
Without ID Protect, anyone will be able to look up the name, address, phone, and email associated with the domain. Since the information is public, the information might be collected and used for spam.
Per ICANN policy, information associated with a domain must be accurate. In the event of a ownership dispute, the email address listed as the registrant email will be deemed as the actual owner. If you don't have access to the fake email address, you might lose the domain.
We will forward emails sent to the address listed on the ID Protect (e.g. [email protected] ) to the actual Registrant's email address. The emails are forwarded to the registrant email only, not admin, tech, or the billing email. The ID Protect email is changed several times a year to prevent spam.
You will lose any unused portion of ID Protect. You will also need to repurchase ID Protect from the gaining registrar if you want to continue the service.