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What is Domain Privacy / ID Protect?

This article provides you with information regarding Domain Privacy and Whois  information protection.



Domain Privacy + Protection

Every domain name has public information tied to it about the owner of the domain. The name, email address, phone number, and even home address of the owner is publicly available online in the WHOIS database. The rules and laws surrounding domain names require every domain name owner to disclose their contact information. But most people wouldn’t want their personal contact information available to the public where scammers, hackers, and anyone else can see it. This is what makes 


Domain Privacy + ID Protect protects you from:

  • Spam and other unsolicited email.
  • Unwanted phone calls and postal mail.
  • Identity theft.
  • Fraudulent domain transfers.
  • Competitors being able to look up which domains you own.
  • Malware and SEO blacklists 
  • Receive SMS notifications regarding important changes to your domain



Domain Privacy is a service 1-grid offers that will hide your personal contact information from the public WHOIS database and replace it with generic 1-grid contact information instead. You are still the owner of the domain name, but your personal contact information can be kept safe.



TIP:  Should you have any queries regarding the information provided here please contact our Domains department by clicking here. Alternatively please see more articles on Domains here. 

Updated on April 19, 2023

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