Protecting your Domain from Scammers
Once a domain is registered, contact information is publicly accessible to anyone, at any time, and stored in the Whois database. Domain ID Protection is a service that helps to hide your contact information. We highly suggest adding this service as it provides better privacy and helps to reduce the amount of spam you may receive. Scammers rely on the public Whois data to collect contact information and target their next victim. Without ID Protect you are more likely to receive scam emails or letters in the mail.
Don’t be scammed. Protect your privacy.
Many times, scammers take advantage of folks without a strong background in technology by sending fake domain registration forms that steal your hard-earned money. Spammers may even play with your emotions and make it seem like the world is going to end if you don’t register your domain right away or transfer your domain to them. Don’t fall for this. If you are ever concerned about your domain, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly by phone or open a support ticket.
ID Protect privatizes and masks your information while conducting a simple Whois lookup. The information shown will be incorrect deterring bad actors from reaching you. Here are some tools you can use to see what information is publicly available:
Unfortunately, all of John’s information is available for everyone to see.
|Organization:||John Doe Taxes|
|Street:||2947 Mill Street|
Notice how the information is being masked? This isn’t John’s real information.
|Organization:||Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.|
|Street:||PO Box 639|
ID Protect has no effect on the ownership of or rights to a domain name. ID Protect can be applied to most domain names.