What is Whois Privacy Protection?

E Street’s Whois Privacy Protection masks a domains contact information from prying eyes.

Registrar regulations require that all contact information about a domain be made publicly available through the WHOIS database. With Whois Privacy Protection, this information is masked so the identity of a domain’s owner is hidden.

What happens if someone tries to contact me if I have Whois Privacy Protection?
The protected contact information acts as a proxy. Paper mail and email correspondence sent to the protected information will be forwarded to your real, hidden contact information.

Can privacy protection lessen my email spam?
The email associated with your protected information will automatically forward mail to your account. However, the address is changed several times a year. So, if your protected address finds itself on a spammer’s list, once the address changes, any mail sent to the old address will bounce, cutting down on spam. All this happens automatically and no action is needed on your part.

If the public information doesn’t show me as the owner, are my rights to the domain at risk?
NO! You retain complete ownership and control of the domain.

Are all domains eligible for Whois Privacy Protection?
Unfortunately, no. Most domains can have this service, but some registry rules don’t allow the masking of your contact information. Generally, country code TLDs like .us, .ca, .uk and .de don’t allow contact masking.

If my domain isn’t registered through E Street, can I still use your Whois Privacy Protection service?
No. Only domains registered through E Street can use our service. Most domain registrars have a similar service.

Can’t I enter fake contact information for my domain?
No. ICANN requires you contact information be accurate. Failure to do so may result in loss of your domain.

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