What is ID Protect?
ID Protection allows you to protect your identity and reduce spam from scammers scraping whois databases; it does this by replacing your information with generic name and address details. The final piece of the puzzle is a hidden email address which forwards onto your real email address; this means they won’t see your real email address, but you will see emails sent regarding your domain name.
When a domain name is registered, some information (such as personal/business) is displayed on the whois lookup as per regulatory requirements. Depending on the domain name extension, different types of information is displayed to those conducting a lookup.
Why you need ID Protect?
We know that you want your information to be private and protected. That said, as your domain registrar, Enom is required by international rules to collect several pieces of personal information and store them in a public file called a WHOIS record. It includes your name and contact info (but NOT any financial data). To see the type of information that is stored, go to our WHOIS lookup tool and put in any domain, like enom.com.
Even if you don’t mind this type of information being public, anyone—including mail, email, and telephone marketers—can use WHOIS records to pester domain registrants with unwanted solicitations. Fortunately, Enom offers a ID Protect to shield your personal information from prying eyes.
Your data is exposed when you don't opt for ID protect.
protects from scammer
Suitable for ALL sized Off Websites
- Protection against online identity theft
- Reduced domain-related scams and junk mail
- Complete control over your information
How does ID Protect help reduce spam?
Whois records are a principal source of email addresses for spammers. If your domain name has ID Protect, we change the generic email address associated with your domain several times a year. Spammers will see this generic email address, but once we change it, that source of spam will be cut off.
What if someone sends something to the generic postal address listed on ID Protect domains?
For mail which does not appear to be unsolicited commercial mail, we will either forward the mail or fax the content to you. We will not forward junk mail, or forward any other communication if it becomes apparent that you provided the ID Protect address to third parties.
What if I need to prove ownership of a domain?
To prove ownership of your domain, temporarily disable ID Protect and then ask the verifying party to confirm Whois registration details at whois.enom.com.
To disable ID Protect, log in to your account and click on “My Account” at the top of the page. Click on “My Dashboard” and then click on “Registered Domains.” Find the domain you wish to remove ID Protect from and click on the icon in that row underneath the ID Protect column. Choose “Unprotected (Whois info is viewable)” and click on “save changes.” Once the ownership verification is complete, you can turn the ID Protect service back on through your domain control panel.