What is Domain ID Protection?
Domain ID protection, also called as Whois ID protection, is a service that hides your contact details attached to your domain name from public visibility. This gives you an additional level of privacy and security to your domains from companies or individuals that want to sell you services, or gather your details for nefarious purposes. WHUK Domain ID protection maintains your privacy by replacing your personal information with alternative data.
What information is publicly available without Domain ID Protection?
When placing a domain name purchase order, it’s required to provide valid full name, full address, email address and phone number, all these details must be true and accurate. If personal data detects as incorrect, you risk losing your domain due to the violation of the terms and conditions set by ICANN and that you have approved while purchasing a domain name. It is also mandatory to make these details available in the public database, accessible via WHOIS.
Why would I need Domain ID Protection?
A whois lookup of your details can be used to send you unsolicited information, attempt to commit fraud or for malicious purposes. Furthermore, all these publicly accessible contact details expose the identity of the domain owner.
How does ID Protect help reduce spam?
As your address, telephone number and email address will no longer be publicly viewable on the WHOIS database, one of the sources spammers can get your details from is blocked.
Can I add ID Protect to a domain name that is registered elsewhere?
No. If your domain registrar isn’t able to provide this service, you can transfer your domain to WHUK very easily, please contact our billing or sales team and they are always happy to help with this.
Can I protect my contact details on .UK domains?
All individuals can protect their contact details from whois for .UK based domain names. Please contact our billing team for more information.