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ID Protect WHOIS Privacy Protection

What is ID Protect?

ID Protect is a service that prevents your private information from being displayed publicly in the global WHOIS database. ID Protect can be applied to most domain names, but registry rules prohibit the masking of WHOIS data for .us, .ca, .uk, .de, .eu, and some other country-code TLDs.

Why Purchase ID Protect?

Every domain registration is required to have accurate contact information (publicly available WHOIS data) associated with it, but that requirement can result in both spam and postal junk mail to your home. ID Protect masks and protects your personal information while still meeting the domain name registration requirements.

How does it work?

ID Protect takes your unprotected, personal information, and shields it from the public so that they only see anonymous information.

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How much does it cost?

ID Protect is available for $9.95 a year and can be purchased during or after the registration or transfer of your domain name. ID Protect is a non-refundable service.

To enable ID Protect

Log in to GreenGeeks.

Click the “My Domains” link in the “Domains” section.

click the "My Domains" link

Click the “Manage” button for the domain you want to protect.

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Click the “Request ID Protect” button.

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  1. I would like to add on ID protect for $9.95 but I can’t find a location on your website to set this up. I already paid for my domain/web site yesterday.

    thank you

    1. You’ll need to get in touch with our support team, they’ll be more than happy to add this onto your domain name for you.

  2. I’d like to suggest that you add this as a feature under “Manage My Domains.” Every time I want to renew my private registration, I have to search for this help document and then send an email. That’s not efficient for me, and I suspect it isn’t efficient for GreenGeeks either. It would be so much easier to be able to just click a button and add it to my invoice when I renew, like I can with the domain registrars I usually use. That’s the primary reason I register my other domains elsewhere. If you offered that option, I would be a lot more likely to use GreenGeeks as the domain registrar for my other domains! 🙂

    1. Hello Molly,

      Thank you for the suggestion, we are currently rolling out our new Account Manager platform which lays the groundwork for this. I have already spoken with our development team and they have confirmed this is scheduled on the next maintenance release.

      In the meantime, should you wish to add ID Protect to your domain name, please reach out to your sales department ( who can assist you.

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