Registry regulations require that valid contact information be provided for every domain name, and stored in the publicly accessible Whois database. Without identity protection, your customers' contact information is available to anyone, any time.
ID Protect satisfies Registry requirements, without exposing individuals' contact information, by offering a forwarding service. Your customers can be contacted by land mail or email sent to the Whois Privacy Protection Service (WPPS); WPPS forwards the mail to the customer.
WPPS not only protects your customers from identity theft, but also from spam. Several times a year, WPPS generates a new Whois email address for each protected domain, and email sent to previous Whois addresses is bounced. As a result, your customer's real mailbox receives less spam.
For example, Whois shows firstname.lastname@example.org as your customer's email address, and emails sent to that address automatically forward to your customer's "real" mailbox. A month later, after a harvester has acquired the ID Protect email address and sold it on the open market, a spammer tries sending advertisements, but they bounce because WPPS has assigned your customer a new email address. All this happens with no effort on your part.
ID Protect has no effect on the ownership of or rights to a domain name. Your customers still have complete control of their domain names.
ID Protect can be applied to most domain names, but registry rules prohibit the masking of .us, .ca, .uk, .de, .eu, and some other country-code TLDs. To use our ID Protect product, the domain name must be registered with us or use our DNS hosting, and must use our name servers.
Selling ID Protect with the PurchaseServices command
To sell ID Protect using the PurchaseServices command, use the following input parameters:
|UID||Required||Account login ID||20|
|Service||Required||For ID Protect, Service=WPPS||15|
|SLD||Required for WPPS||Second-level domain name (for example,enom in enom.com).||63|
|TLD||Required for WPPS||Top-level domain name (extension).||15|
|NumYears||Optional for WPPS;default is 1||Number of years to subscribe to ID Protect.Permitted values are 1 to 10.||2|
|RenewName||Optional for WPPS;default is 0||Use RenewName=1 to automatically renew ID Protect 30 days before it expires||1|
|EmailNotify||Optional;default is 0||Permitted values are 0 and 1. 1 sends you an email confirmation when a customer makes a purchase using this command.||1|
|ResponseType||Optional; default is Text||Format of response. Permitted values are Text (default), HTML, or XML.||4|
Credit card processing for ID Protect
Our credit card processing is available for ID Protect. If you have signed a credit card processing agreement with us and wish to use our credit card processing instead of deducting from your account balance, include the following parameters in addition to those in the table above:
|UseCreditCard||Optional overall, but Required for resellers who have a credit card processing agreement with us AND want to use our CC processing to charge this transaction to the credit card included in this query string. Default is no.||Available for WPPS. Permitted values are yes and no. The credit card supplied in this query string is charged only if UseCreditCard=yes. If this param is omitted, or if the value supplied is anything other than yes, the account balance rather than the credit card is debited for this transaction. This is true even if the query string includes all the required credit card information.||3|
|EndUserIP||Required for our credit card processing||End user's IP address. This is used in fraud checking, as part of our order processing service. Use format NNN.NNN.NNN.NNN.||15|
|ChargeAmount||Required for our CC processing||Amount to charge this credit card. Required format is DD.cc||6|
|CardType||Required for our CC processing||Credit card type. Permitted values are Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover||20|
|CreditCardNumber||Required for our CC processing||Credit card number||128|
|CreditCardExpMonth||Required for our CC processing||Expiration month of the credit card, in format MM||2|
|CreditCardExpYear||Required for our CC processing||Expiration year of the credit card, in format YYYY||4|
|CVV2||Required for our CC processing, if printed on the card||Credit card verification value||4|
|CCName||Required for our CC processing||Cardholder's name||60|
|CCAddress||Required for our CC processing||Credit card billing street address||60|
|CCCity||Optional for our CC processing||Credit card billing city||60|
|CCStateProvince||Optional for our CC processing||Credit card billing state or province||40|
|CCCountry||Required for our CC processing||Credit card billing country. Two-character country code is a permitted format||40|
|CCZip||Required for our CC processing||Credit card billing postal code||60|
|CCPhone||Optional for our CC processing||Credit card billing phone. Required format is +CountryCode.PhoneNumber, where CountryCode and PhoneNumber use only numeric characters and the + is URL-encoded as a plus sign (%2B).||20|
Managing and renewing ID Protect
Once you're set up to sell ID Protect, the following commands help you manage and renew it: